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I think something is slipping

Old 12-25-2013, 01:17 AM
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Merry Christmas to all

This morning while running my savage Flux I noticed it stopped pulling as hard, it will still go but not like i know it can an it also makes a different noise (kinda like a slipping noise).
I know the batts are good.
I know the rims aren't hollowed out i've pinned all 4
I'm guessing that a gear has either broken some teeth or isn't meshing correctly. Where should i start looking ???
Old 12-25-2013, 03:27 AM
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Maybe your slipper is too loose. Try tightening it and make a test run.

Check your your gear mesh as well.

If you're in the cold, your batteries may not be able to deliver due to too low temps. I have that problem sometimes during winter. I then warm my bats up to indoor temps and then put them in socks. If you're running several pairs when out, then put the next pair in your inside jacket pocket to warm them up.
Old 12-25-2013, 03:49 AM
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i will check that
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Unless your rear diff is broken it must be the spur gear that is loose.
Old 12-25-2013, 09:26 AM
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I think i got it fixed I swapped out my drive gear to the HD gear an i noticed that the nut on the main gear (slipper ) was loose when I started taking it apart so I made sure i tighten it good. I will run it tomorrow an see if its fixed.
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Tighten it down all the way and then loosen it 1/4 of a turn. You do not want it locked down, as that will cause premature wear and/or damage to your drive train in the long run.
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i read on the form savage-central that you shouldn't back it off any ??
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Apparently if you're only bashing, lock the slipper otherwise a quarter turn back.
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i do alot of jumping an bashing, most of it isn't on purpose lol
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Originally Posted by savage dust bunny View Post
Apparently if you're only bashing, lock the slipper otherwise a quarter turn back.
umm what would you do other then bashing with a savage? They certainly are not racing rigs...

Also locking the slipper is extremely bad like stated earlier

To the OP if your slipper was too loose you might need new pads as the pads probably got trashed. It happened to me on my flux didn't have the slipper tight enough (well I think it backed out a little) and I trashed the pads that grip so the spur wouldn't grab. Its a fairly inexpensive part like $4 for a few its WAY cheaper, and faster to replace then the dogbones, diff outdrive cups, tranny gears, and even diff gears that it helps alleviate pressure from .


BTW Bashing term basically used to describe anything outside driving on a track. Jumps, driving in grass whatever its a very loose term
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the pad on the back side of that gear did have some marks on it but it wasnt bad, i will check it again tomorrow

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