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Old 2007.06.23, 02:33 PM   #1
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wheel nut question

Hi guys. Can someone tell me why the right rear wheel nut on my mini-z won't come off? It seems to just spin and spin and spin but won't come off. I've tried holding onto everything but the wheel nut so that nothing will turn but the wheel nut itself but that doesn't seem to help. Anybody know what I'm doing wrong? Thanks.
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Old 2007.06.23, 02:41 PM   #2
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Hi guys. Can someone tell me why the right rear wheel nut on my mini-z won't come off? It seems to just spin and spin and spin but won't come off. I've tried holding onto everything but the wheel nut so that nothing will turn but the wheel nut itself but that doesn't seem to help. Anybody know what I'm doing wrong? Thanks.
Is it an MR01 or MR02? maybe that doesn't actually matter.

Take off the knuckle and see if the axle is spinning inside of the plastic housing. The axle is glued or pressed in and sometimes that bond will slip so it's just spinning inside of the plastic. Remove the knuckle and you;ll have a better idea of what's going on.
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Old 2007.06.23, 05:06 PM   #3
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Hi guys. Can someone tell me why the right rear wheel nut on my mini-z won't come off? It seems to just spin and spin and spin but won't come off. I've tried holding onto everything but the wheel nut so that nothing will turn but the wheel nut itself but that doesn't seem to help. Anybody know what I'm doing wrong? Thanks.
If you have both wheels on and take that one off first you shouldn't have any problems. It could also be stripped but you should keep both wheels on and planted on the work surface.

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Old 2007.06.23, 10:00 PM   #4
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ByeBye is right. I missed the rear part.
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Old 2007.06.25, 09:11 AM   #5
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I tried keeping both wheels on and loosening the right rear wheel nut first but that didn't seem to help. It just spins. Does this mean that my wheel nut is stipped? Is there anything I can do if it is? Thanks for your help with this.
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Old 2007.06.25, 09:33 AM   #6
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Is it a stock black plastic one?

It sounds like the wheel nut might be stripped. You can get some alloy wheelnuts. They have a nylon insert and work much better. I would recommend Kyosho or Atomic.

As far as getting the current wheel nut off, see if you can pinch it with some pliers and pull it off or at least compress it enough that the plastic will bite on the threads and maybe unscrew.
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My guess is somethings stripped. The right wheel on the gear side, from looking at the rear with the chassis right side up. It will spin inside the wheel, hold the left rear tire as you turn the nut. If that don't work try to pull on the tire wheel (away from the gear) on the left as you turn the nut. With plastic wheels just be careful and not twist the wheel at an angle, it can crack the hub.
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