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    Wont start - glow plug light wont come on

    Hi all - i've done a search and there were a few threads but nothing i'm really looking for. I've got the new 3.3 tmaxx and now after about a gallon - it wont start. It shut down on me with about an 1/8 of a tank left, tried refilling, wouldnt start. Gave up and let it sit for a day or so. Decided i needed a new glow plug wire cause mine was showing wire. So I got a new one and installed it, along with a new glow plug. Still wont start. The glow plug light on the start wand doesnt come on steady. Sometimes it flickers a little when i move the wand but nothing much. I checked all connections and yellow ground wire to motor. Any ideas?? Thanks!

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    It might be your starter pack. Did your check the pins in the plug maybe one of the wires has worked its way loos.
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    i will check that right now, thanks

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    starter wand seems fine

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    recheck your ground ....
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    Call Traxxas. They will walk you through troubleshooting and if there is a problem under warranty they stand behind it. I should know since I had a bunch of problems out of the box without even starting the engine (sliced fuel line, brake pad had fallen off, etc). This is a fantastic company and I encourage anyone to call customer service before spending unneccessary money on repairs.
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    Sometimes the pins on the wiring harness get pushed in and you won't make a good contact.
    This is a good opportunity to recommend a glow ignitor. Eliminates all sorts of problems related to starting your truck with the ez-start
    Rechargeable ones with the meter are really convenient and cost about $20 or you can just get a D-cell one for like $5
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    +1 on using the glow igniter. I still use the EZStart to spin the motor. But I get easier starts using the glow igniter. Been using them since my nitro plane days.

    As a bonus I have also found that with cooler weather leaving the igniter on for a few extra seconds helps keep the engine running until it warms up.

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