I just got this e revo n keep hearing a weird clicking noise out of it sounds like a thump. Maybe coming from the rear. But idk
when does it make noise under power or braking . a thump?
clicking would be the diff but first check the pin on the axles and drive shaft
Clicking=drivetrain somewhere. Thump is usually in the wheel/tires...which is it? Usually the diffs for clicking but its hard to say with a maybe. Best thing to do IMO is tear it down and go through it. I bought both my ERBEs used and that was the first thing I did before running them. People dont usually go through the trouble of making sure a truck is in top notch condition before selling it, its normally the inverse.
not too hard just need the right tools and keep track of what screws go where
You wont know until you get into it. Im finding that most hobby shops dont carry much in the ERBE dept. Mostly because they arent really big sellers due to the price tag. Ebay has a lot of chop shops where you can get parts. The whole rear comes off the chassis fairly easily. Just have to take the pin out of the drive shaft, take the bolts out of the shocks then 3 screws where the rear body mount screws down it you can pop it right out. That part takes like 5 minutes tops. The remove the pins from the outdrives where they connect to the differential, remove the plate in the back that holds the hinge pins and one more screw in the back towards the bottom that holds the two halves together and you can pop the diff right out. Once you have done it a few times it takes less than 10 minutes.
probably a ring gear or pinion or maybe a spider gear. i would do some research on how to shim your diffs. will need some shims to reduce the clearance between the ring gear and pinion
Yep may as well go though it all while you have to tear it down anyhow. Like I said used trucks usually need a good once over.
Found the problem my teeth are striped n broke on the rear dif. What causes this
You will need to shim!
The design is not strong enough. There is usually too much clearance between the ring&pinion and a tooth might skip and then breaks a tooth. Then there's flex in the plastic cups
Shimming will help along with a properly adjusted slipper clutch and good driving habits!
Last edited by 50togo; 02-05-2013 at 06:51 PM.
I'm glad to see you have determined what's broke. As suggested shimming the diff will help. I've done 6 differentials on my 1/10 and 3 on the 1/16th, both brushless. If you get on ebay you can get a complete diff new and its a lot of time the easiest way to go. If you do just replace the ring and pinion gear make sure to check the bearings that hold the pinion gear. Its not fun when it gets all back together and then throws a bearing and strips them again!
good info in both threads..
Would you go flip my truck back over??