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    Traxxas summit cutting out!

    I recently bought a used summit and it worked great for a while but now when I full throttle it won't move at all. If I slowly build up throttle it works fine.It also only does this in high range, not low. All the electronic are stock. Please help!

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    Batteries in good shape?
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    yes they are

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    Slipper clutch should be inspected

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    Do you mean it might be too loose or to tight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GengarMan57 View Post
    Do you mean it might be too loose or to tight?
    Too loose. it should squeal if it's slipping bad.
    I suggest this from the symptoms.
    Works in low.high gear works but only if you build up power.leads me to think it's over powering the slipper clutch.
    Tighten until the spring coils just touch then back off a 1/4 to 1/8 turn.fine tune from there.

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    Ill try this. Thankyou!

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    Does cut out mean that it stops moving but you're still hearing the motor running or does everything just stop?

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    When i give it full throttle while it is not moving it will jerk forward like an inch and then the motor will just stop. BTW sorry for not replying soon I had to sleep and go to school and all that stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GengarMan57 View Post
    Ill try this. Thankyou!
    UPDATE: This did not work :'(

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    Quote Originally Posted by GengarMan57 View Post
    UPDATE: This did not work :'(
    Has in been in dirty conditions, mud dirt etc.

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    Yes it has. I may or may not have went through a decently muddy creek a while ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamann View Post
    Has in been in dirty conditions, mud dirt etc.

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    Yes I have driven it in a dirty creek

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    Quote Originally Posted by GengarMan57 View Post
    Yes I have driven it in a dirty creek
    Motor could use a good cleaning for a start.If you get dirt and mud in there it increases resistance costing power and creating more heat.I use non chlorinated brake cleaner.

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    I agree, seems like a voltage issue. Could be the motor needs a good cleaning, and maybe even the wire connectors.
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    I use Crc Qd electronic cleaner in my brushed motors and it works great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan93civic View Post
    I use Crc Qd electronic cleaner in my brushed motors and it works great.
    I'm kinda a cheap.lol
    The crc works really well though and is for sure safe for plastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamann View Post
    I'm kinda a cheap.lol
    The crc works really well though and is for sure safe for plastic.

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    Ok I will try this now. I hope this works! Also, would duratrax power shot be ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GengarMan57 View Post
    Ok I will try this now. I hope this works! Also, would duratrax power shot be ok?
    They are pretty much the same thing just costs more.thats why I use brake cleaner I run in wet conditions a lot.
    So I was cleaning 3 motors a couple times a week started to get expensive.
    If you run in dirty conditions your motor will be much happier with regular cleaning and lube.
    A DROP or 2 on each bushing after cleaning.there are no bearings in it so the bushings need lubrication.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamann View Post
    They are pretty much the same thing just costs more.thats why I use brake cleaner I run in wet conditions a lot.
    So I was cleaning 3 motors a couple times a week started to get expensive.
    If you run in dirty conditions your motor will be much happier with regular cleaning and lube.
    A DROP or 2 on each bushing after cleaning.there are no bearings in it so the bushings need lubrication.

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    Ok thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GengarMan57 View Post
    Ok thanks!
    UPDATE: I did this. I took the SUPER cheap route - Distilled water to clean it and 3 in 1 oil to lubricate the bushings.I put it in cup and ran it slowly. I repeated this until the water was clear. I tried things out and I think it all works okay but I can't be for sure because I am waiting for a part that should come to tomorrow so I couldn't actually drive it. I will let you all know how it turns out. Thanks again for all the help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GengarMan57 View Post
    UPDATE: I did this. I took the SUPER cheap route - Distilled water to clean it and 3 in 1 oil to lubricate the bushings.I put it in cup and ran it slowly. I repeated this until the water was clear. I tried things out and I think it all works okay but I can't be for sure because I am waiting for a part that should come to tomorrow so I couldn't actually drive it. I will let you all know how it turns out. Thanks again for all the help!
    Exellent

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    UPDATE #2: It seems as though the cheap route may not have been a good idea. My motor smells disgusting and it is now impossible to hit top speed. All in favor of a new motor please say "I" I guess I'll jut have to run my slash for a while even though it sucks in the snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GengarMan57 View Post
    UPDATE #2: It seems as though the cheap route may not have been a good idea. My motor smells disgusting and it is now impossible to hit top speed. All in favor of a new motor please say "I" I guess I'll jut have to run my slash for a while even though it sucks in the snow.
    Look into the 14.4v dewalt if you want to stay brushed.it's a hardy motor lots of torque and is robust enough to take some abuse

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamann View Post
    Look into the 14.4v dewalt if you want to stay brushed.it's a hardy motor lots of torque and is robust enough to take some abuse

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    I thin I'll just stick with the titan. It has plenty of torque for me and I can find them WAY cheaper than the dewalt. Also, if for some reason the new motor doesn't solve the problem, expect to see me back here

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    Quote Originally Posted by GengarMan57 View Post
    I thin I'll just stick with the titan. It has plenty of torque for me and I can find them WAY cheaper than the dewalt. Also, if for some reason the new motor doesn't solve the problem, expect to see me back here
    That's what this place is for

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    So I got the motor. I installed it. I charged my batteries and went to run it. I was hyped to have a properly working summit again. But then THE SAME THING WAS HAPPENING! I was very upset but I just kept running it. A few days later I remembered the first response to this thread and I tried out some good working nimhs. It worked perfectly then! So I wasted my money on a new motor when I need new lipos! I tried charging them today as I always do but one wouldn't charge and I looked at the error code in the charger manual. I must have ran the battery too low or something. As soon as I can I'll get a new lipo and hopefully that will fix it!

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