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Old Aug 20, 2015, 10:23 AM
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One way clutch kaput

Crashed my 550L a few weeks ago. Now all the one way clutch does is free spool. It won't grab. Took it apart and can't see any damage. What happens to these things?
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Old Aug 20, 2015, 10:34 AM
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Often it's not the one-way bearing as such, the bearing can break free and spin in the housing. I had exactly this happen to my Trex 600 pro which I pretty sure uses the same one way bearing and same housing. Green Loctite should be used to fix it in place .

If it is the bearing I guess it's possible that the ramps or rollers got damaged. You can usually tell by turning the bearing by hand if it's working ok.
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Old Aug 20, 2015, 11:28 AM
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Thanks, JPF. I took it apart and I guess the rollers must be damaged. It feels as though there may be slightly too much clearance between the flanged sleeve and the roller assembly. The roller assembly is snug in the housing. I guess I'll order a new roller assembly.
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