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Common Problems with the Differential of the RC Buggy

Posted on June 25, 2010
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When having problems about your RC buggy, it is best to bring them to a RC buggy repair shop, but there are trouble shooting techniques that you can do on your own. Here are common problems that can be repaired on your own.

There are three common problems with the differential of the buggy. If you’re having trouble with the differential, check if the adjustment is on or off. Most people don’t check the differential bolt from time to time. The correct way of maintaining the differential is to recheck it a minute after you start racing because the parts will settle and the bolt will loosen.

The range of the adjustment of the remote control buggy is 1/8 to 1/4. If you race at 1/4 turn and you don’t check the adjustment, the differential will loosen and will eventually be damages. Some experts advise that you must put the bolt to 1/8 so that when you accidentally forget to check again it will still fall to the 1/4 adjustment causing no problems.

Another problem is a defective T-nut. To diagnose the T-nut, remove the transmission and put the differential apart. Thread the differential bolt to the T-nut. The T-nut is in good condition if the bolt threads all through. If it doesn’t then the T-nut is defective. Replace them to solve the problem.

The third problem is maybe the buggy was assembled incorrectly or maybe it has missing parts. If there is a missing part, the differential clamp cannot be assembled completely, causing it to spin without restraint. The same thing happens if a wrong part is installed in the differential. When you assembled the differential incorrectly, it can cause serious problems. Separating the differential parts frequently to find out what the real problem is commonly done by many people. It has a bad effect on the differential because when you separate them, one drive ring will remain on one of the hubs and the other will remain to the differential gear. It causes you to pick by chance the differential gear, which results to putting the two drive rings on one side. The differential will not feel as smooth. Make sure to assemble the parts correctly to avoid this problem.

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