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    Slash issue question....

    Hey guys,

    Have not torn into my Slash much compared to my Bandits and Rustlers but wanted to ask before I did for some info. When I hit the throttle the motor revs up and sounds normal but moves like it is spinning the tires(slowly accelerates) but the tires are not spinning. No grinding sound and no abnormal sounds. I am assuming it is something in the rear diff but wanted to see if anyone else had experience with something like this so I can make the fix as easy as possible without tearing into anything I don't have to.

    Thanks for any help!

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr.
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    Your slipper clutch is loose, or fried at this point

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    Could be a weak center diff, a loose slipper clutch, or stripped wheel hexes as well.
    Good luck!
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    Thanks guys. Pretty sure its not the wheel hexes but will double check the slipper clutch when I get home. What would make the center diff weak? Just wear and tear?

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    Could also be the shaft pin for the slipper or idler gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rivalrider View Post
    Thanks guys. Pretty sure its not the wheel hexes but will double check the slipper clutch when I get home. What would make the center diff weak? Just wear and tear?
    Do you run the center diff? If yes, it may be empty, or you may need a stronger/heavier weight oil in it.
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    I actually don't run a center diff, all that is stock on mine. Car was running fine on my track then the issue just showed up out of no where.

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    Yeah Iím going to bet.....slipper clutch


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    Thanks for all the help....it was just the slipper clutch. Tightened it back up and all good now. Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rivalrider View Post
    Thanks for all the help....it was just the slipper clutch. Tightened it back up and all good now. Thanks again!
    Happy to hear that it was something simple and cheap. There is a plethora of knowledge here for you to learn on
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