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Malibu R/C 1/10 General Lee

Old 01-30-2023, 01:52 PM
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Hi guys, I recently dug out of my attic an old 1/10 Walmart general lee and tried to run it but found that after driving around a little bit it'll start getting bogged down making some sort of whining noise and not wanting to move, however when placed upside down it works just fine? I was wondering if I could get some help diagnosing the problem or maybe find another chassis to swap the body onto that would fit nicely. Thanks!
Old 01-30-2023, 03:19 PM
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If it uses a rechargeable NiCd battery pack, the battery pack is probably shot. Id replace the pack (this might require doing some digging to find a suitable replacement that will fit, and likely soldering the connector onto the new pack.)
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It's not the battery because I've tried brand new ones, I've been told maybe it's something with the motor?
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Sounds like, from your description, the pinion gear is loose and slipping on the motor shaft.

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