Hey RC friends, I purchased a Slash VXL on 1/13/12 and am having a serious problem. My friends and I built a short course in my back yard and were running today when I noticed that my batteries weren't lasting as long. I thought it was because I just had purchased the ESC fan. However after about 3 battery runs my truck started making a screach sound.I took the cover off and thought it was the clutchs, ran to hobby store and got a new clutch setup. Installed that and with cover off turned on car and still same problem. My friends and I could hear the motor turning but the pinion was not. We check to make sure nothing was binding up in spur or pinion. The gears have no broken or shaved teeth. Checked the set screw on the pinion gear to ensure that it was tighten down, it was. Then when the motor is spinning every once in a while it catches and moves the truck. I removed the motor from its mounts and gave it some throttle and it sounds fine with no load on it. Installed back in truck and gave it throttle and still same. We checked transmission early in steps. With clutches removed and wheels on the ground I could turn shaft and wheels would move, with someone holding the wheels I could not turn shaft. So that checked out according to what we had read. This truck has not been thrashed (wife would thrash me!) So I bought Traxxas because everyone said they're good and pretty hard to break. I did the maintenance according to the manual. Now I sit here with a truck that won't move! Anyone know or have ideas to fix?
Thanks in advance,
Also I have youtube page "Driftindaddy" that will have the course we built in last week so you can see we're not out to destroy our vehicles. New footage should be up in hour or so.