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  1. #1
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    Is your truck loud?

    Just as title states. My truck running at any speed makes a whining noise. I'm sure if it's normal as bought it used and never heard a different summit

  2. #2
    RC Racer
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    Check the mesh of your pinion/spur gear.

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    Check the slipper clutch tightness.

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    Watch a couple video just to get an idea of what it should sound like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roachtron View Post
    Watch a couple video just to get an idea of what it should sound like.
    I took it the LHS. They told me it's normal just seems my truck is way louder than my sons slash 4x4

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    RC Racer
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    My Summit makes a decently loud whining noise when in high gear, but as far as I know its completely normal because of the gear reduction

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    I recently had a similar issue. A high pitch whining noise from around the slipper clutch area at speed and gets progressively worse as the truck speed up. After inspecting it closely, slipper clutch was normal but I found that the spur gear wobbles a bit as it spins up. I took it apart and found that the bearing inside the spur gear was seized up. Maybe this may help you in some way too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksb51rl View Post
    I followed a young couple taking a romantic hike up a trail one day. The third time the attractive young blonde woman looked back at me in annoyance, I FINALLY got the hint that being followed by a noisy RC truck - however cool - was NOT what she had signed up for. I let them get about a minute ahead, and that, along with my habit of getting distracted by shiny things off-trail, made everybody happy.
    Moral of the story: whether stock or Dewalt, it's a drill motor with an fair number of moving parts attached and that is what it sounds like!
    From:
    https://traxxas.com/forums/showthrea...it-run-quieter
    Alt-248 on the number pad =

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