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Old 10-25-2007, 03:51 PM   #1
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yesterday it was wet and muddy b/c it rain and so i went outside with my pro-pulse to drive it in the water and little mud spots and it was all good but to day i was going to go out again but the front right wheel wouldnt turn so i checked the bearings and the big one was locked up. my question is are there any ways to "unlock" them or do i have to buy knew ones because i just about have enuff money to buy a tlt and i dont want to have to spent any more money on it because it has rc18 diffs, shocks, dogbones, wheels and tires and the srvos abouit to fail and the batterie is about dead and thats about a nnother 60 bucks on my pp to get it running and i want to build a blazer
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Old 10-25-2007, 04:04 PM   #2
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you might be able to break it free. Try spraying it down with motor spray or some WD40. As you have found out, water is very bad for bearings. I bet you have a few others that are seized as well. They're metal shielded bearings which are hard to clean. I'd get yourself a set of rubber shielded bearings which can be cleaned very easily. If you insist on driving through water, you'll have to tear into your bearings immediately afterwards and spray em with WD40 and re-oil 'em or they'll seize up every time.
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Old 10-25-2007, 04:45 PM   #3
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surpisingly thats the only one that locked up but im sure i went out today i would find out tommorw that more bearings locked up do u know wee to get some good rubber sealed bearingss on the cheap side because i dont want to have to spent any more money on this or i will never build my blazer thanks,coles
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Old 10-25-2007, 05:47 PM   #4
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wd40 worked had to spry it let i soak and then turn with some pliers and then it broke free and i just went out side again so ill see if tommorw how many more froze up
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Old 10-25-2007, 06:22 PM   #5
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This is the bearing kit I ran in mine (gotta scroll down a little bit):

http://www.fullforcerc.com/bearingkits.htm
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Old 10-25-2007, 06:55 PM   #6
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thanks do you have a rc18 my car is like half rc18 its got diff shock tires and wheels and dogbones from the rc18 trucks those bearings arnt that expensive to at only 15 bucks but they are after a new servo and battery and maybe rc 18 drive shaft for more gearing choices
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