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    Have a car that squeaks when it goes around right hand turns when pushed. Plenty of lube, gears lashed correctly, no binding, thruster bushings front and rear. Does it even with pod and body screws tightened. HELP!
    Last edited by War Eagle River; September 13, 2021, 03:14 PM.
    Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA
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  • #2
    well my number one tool when all else fails is a hammer
    THE other Vancouver aka Vancouver Washington across the river from keep Portland weird....
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    • War Eagle River
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      I use the flaming crossbow bolt. Much better results.

  • #3
    Turn left.
    -Harry

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    • War Eagle River
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      Hahaha🤣

    • War Eagle River
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      Reversed direction in the track, now it squeaks on lefthanders!

  • #4
    Did you oil the track? Maybe you have a squeaky track.

    When I have a squeaky car it's usually the front wheels. If it's an inline motor the next thing I would look for is the crown gear bottoming out on the pinion. Use the rear wheel on the side opposite the teeth on the crown gear to keep it from pushing to hard on the pinion.
    Butch Dunaway
    Oxford, Ohio

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    • Pappy
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      I would say it's still possible for the gears to bottom out even on an AW. Check how much space you have between the motor pod and the wheel on the side opposite the spur gear.

    • War Eagle River
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      Plenty of room between the gear and pod, and spacers on both sides. Lash is perfect

    • docdoom
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      try another motor yet. sounds like you tryed everything else so far

  • #5
    Have you run it without the body? One of my Sideways cars had a loose body joint that would rattle or squeak.
    Brad
    Ayton, ON Canada

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    • War Eagle River
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      Yep tried that, still squeaked
      Last edited by War Eagle River; September 13, 2021, 08:39 PM.

  • #6
    I had that just recently. It was a rear tire slightly losing traction. I turned up my hearing aids to max and could detect slight oscillations I couldn't make out otherwise.

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    • War Eagle River
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      Ahh, that may be the issue, batteries low in the hearing aide!

  • #7
    Damn, just turn your hearing aid down or the radio up.
    Matt B
    So. In
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    • #8
      Whenever I want to diagnose sounds I just crank the hearing aids to max. I swear, I can hear grass grow with them cranked.

      I like to run my cars around my track just for relaxation, without my hearing aids. It's so restful and quiet!
      Last edited by Bal r 14; September 13, 2021, 08:58 PM.

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      • #9
        Dave
        Peterborough Ont
        CANADA

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        • Fathead59
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          Some songs are much better played loud

      • #10
        I like hearing better, but I do hate hearing aids!
        Matt B
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        • #11
          I know this is going to sound goofy, but what kind of guide flag do you have on the car? Try waxing the sides of the blade or change the guide flag. I know a guy who waxes his guide flag before each race to cut down on friction. I can't think of anything else it could be.
          Butch Dunaway
          Oxford, Ohio

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          • War Eagle River
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            NSR wood guide. No binding in the chassis or anywhere on our wood track.

          • Fathead59
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            Hey Pappy , can I ask what he used to wax the guide , my mind went to using a candle

          • Pappy
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            Johnson's Paste Wax

        • #12
          STAY TUNED FOR A BRIEF ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE OLD FART BUREAU OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS...

          Scott, its your trigger finger. You're getting older.

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          • Pappy
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            I don't think it's his trigger finger. I think he's inhaling instead of exhaling when he brakes.

          • War Eagle River
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            You know that was my first thought, bones creaking.

        • #13
          Okay folks.
          We have found the problem!
          Turns out I used the wrong oil/tire treatment on the rear tires. And they were crying out for help!
          Silicone tires don’t like oil treatment!🤣🤣

          PS. You’ve all been had!

          PSS. Thanks for all your replies and suggestions….and for playing along.
          I’m sure somewhere down the line, the info will come in handy.
          And I’m sure somewhere down the line…paybacks are a bi¥ch!
          Last edited by War Eagle River; September 14, 2021, 05:58 PM.
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          • waaytoomuchintothis
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            BWA-HA-HA!

          • Bal r 14
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            So, what do you use instead of oil treatment? I ask because I noticed my silicone tires are losing some traction.

          • War Eagle River
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            Painters tack cloth on track, lint roller on silicone tires.

        • #14
          Unless your track is perfectly clean your silicone tires will pick up dust and loose grip, they may not look very dirty but if you roll them on fresh sticky tape they will leave tracks on the tape.

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