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  1. #1
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    How to take apart rear diff?

    It sounds like something is catching or is stripped in my rear diff, but when I tried to remove the screws to open it the screws just stripped so now I can't get it open. How can I open it?


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    There is no real way to get it it open without taking the screws out. You might need to run it until it is dead and then buy a new one. But i have super glued my alan wrench into the screw to get it out.
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    I have used a slightly bigger allen wrench to get mine out.

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    I have noticed that the alan wrenches that traxxas ships tend to be a little small.
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    Have you guys ever heard of "shimming" your diffs? I have heard people do that to keep the diff from stripping. But I don't really know what it is or how to do it.


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    Yes i shim my diffs and it is a very good idea
    here is the link of how to do it and why.

    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...-your-bulkhead
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    there are a number of ways you can get that screw out, imo the best would be to cut a slot on the screw with a dremel (or like rotary tool) using thin cutting wheel, then use a flat screw driver to get it out.

    you will destroy the screw in the process and most likely damage the plastic cover, but these are inexpensive parts.

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