I've owned my Torment for about 1 1/2 years. Installed metal gears I'm the first 2 months of life and installed my Castle Creations SV2 6900kv system in it the same day.
As of last Friday, I was driving it down the street, there's a huge flat dirt field 4 blocks down from my friends house, and on the trip there (moderate speed and some curb jumps) it decides to just stop going. All you can hear is screaming from the motor (not grinding, more like it's not even touching the spur gear) so I'm like damn it's a spur gear. Take it home, open it all up and what do I find?
The pinion is perfect, screw set on the flat side not loose at all. Perfect mesh with the spur gear.
Spur gear is perfect, had replaced it about 3-4 days previous to this.
Idler gear(s) perfect metal teeth and shape along with the bearings. Also idler shaft is fine and not stripped.
Main metal gear connected to the VXL shafts is perfect also with all its teeth.
Opened up the main gear as said above and find that all 4 mini gears inside are perfect with all metal teeth and great lubrication.
So I put it all back together. Just as it was before.
Now it drives but it has a loud clicking noise. And occasionally it will have an episode (today, almost bought a black Slash Raptor 2WD because of rage) and not want to drive but I repeat all steps and it's fine but with the loud clicking noise. I have take the motor off and ran it because I thought "Hey, maybe I've been running this motor too hot for about 1 1/2 years and an armature finally gave out" but nope. It puts just like it did on day one.
So I'm at a loss! Any suggestions of something I could have missed?
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