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Old 10-08-2012, 03:59 PM   #1
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I randomly have problems with my rear end completely binding up on me. When I dissasemble the axle I saw that the little pin I have circled in red has halfway slipped out of the center diff and is binding on the axle case.

How do I prevent this? Add grease? Superglue it in?
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:52 PM   #2
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I used to use two extra spider gears jammed into the diff as well as JB weld to hold all of that crap together...
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:54 PM   #3
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x2 JB Weld
that is if you want it locked...
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:00 PM   #4
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That pin is broken then, take the diff apart and let's see what in there.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:11 PM   #5
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Correct, the pin is broken. Take it apart if you have to, take the broken part out, and put it back together and run it until something lets go. Been there a few times.

You can jam three extra gears in there and it holds even better, but yeah, put JB Weld in there and it's solid.

Tamiya must have made a killing in replacement pot metal parts. I just realized that. And their super soft metric pinion gears, those things are softer than the plastic part they mesh with.

TLT talk is funny.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:19 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by EeePee View Post
put JB Weld in there and it's solid.

Another (more legitimate, more expensive, and probably a little excessive) way to "fix" that is to replace it with an RC4WD or RCP locker... if you can still get them! I run em and love em, but would gladly run stock diffs packed with JB Weld again
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:10 AM   #7
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found the problem with this! lol i bought the truck a couple days ago, there were actually 2 pins in there that were broken and two of the three screws that held the diff together were almost halfway backed out, you might be able to see that 2 of the three screws in the picture are bent.

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