I'm new to the RC world. I picked up a TMAXX (used) a few weeks ago. It has the ez start electric starter on it. When I try starting it the electric motor spins and sometimes it tries to catch and sometimes the motor just spins. I can charge my starter and it will deplete the charge before the engine wants to catch. Most of the time it doesn't start. What do I need to look at or what could be wrong. I notice when I release the starter button the engine wants to try to catch. It doesn't do it on start up only shutting down. Any advise would be great.
The one way bearing (OWB) is slipping and needs cleaned or replaced.
No slipper/tall gearing/power = broken parts.
I am having the same issue with mine. On cold starts, I have been pre-heating mine with a hair dryer and seem to work. after it starts the first time, the EZ start works perfectly.
I purchased the alchol and the oil yesterday. I cleaned the bearing and let it dry overnight. I'll lube it with Mystery oil and install today.
Be sure to put the OWB with the printing on the bearing facing the motor or the motor will not turn over the bearing will just spin
Yes I did install it the correct way. Added a few drops of oil on it and it came to life. I only tried starting it twice and it lit. Heck of a lot better than it was. Thank you all again for the help.
Are there different heat ranges for glow plugs? I would like to run this truck in the snow (winter) and at a rc park in the summer.
I went out and purchased a new one way bearing for my setup. Man does that make a world of difference. No more of the motor whinning. Now it cranks the engine over quicker and easier to start. Thank you for the tips
I took my ez start off, took it apart(ez to do) and drilled a hole in the middle of the case where the OWB fits, the hole needs to be the size of the red tube on a can of wd-40, put it back together. When the OWB starts to slip I just slip the red tube in from the back of the rc, give it shot of wd-40 and everything works great. Learned it from experienced bashers.
Hey try this, go on YouTube and search Traxxas Easy Start Fix its made by BadMagick29. It's shows a solution similar to Robert f. .. I've tried this mod and it works great!! Check it out
Thanks for posting this information. I will be making this improvement to mine soon.