Question regarding pinion gear..Need Help!!

Chillin4life187

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So last night I noticed while working on the 5b, that rears tires spin quite easily with little resistance. Found this kinda odd because usually its a lot harder to turn. I know for sure its not the motor, since i just bought it from OBR and in the process of breaking it in. So Off came the cover for the transmision. Main spur gear was still on there tight with no problems. However small pinion gear slides back and forth approx an inch. Just far enough out that i can tell its scratching the inside of the spur gear cover if I turn the wheel with spur gear cover on. There is absolutely no resistance on it. In fact, i can spjn it by hand and it just keeps spinning slowly. Kinda like a bearing, if that makes sense. What could be causing this? If it helps, here is my current setup:
OBR full mod 34cc (non reed)
Turtle Racing V2 heavy duty clutch system.
Run an aftermarket TR 57/17 spur gear/17pinion.

Please help. I hope its nothing serious since I just finished building my buggy the past couple months and am anxious to go run it. Thanks in advance for the help..
 

Chillin4life187

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Pinion screw is tight. Still trying to take pinion gear off its on their so tight...i guess once i get it apart maybe Ill know a little more. Working on it now.
 

BAJA 44

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Your pinion gear is not seated on the clutch bell if it moves that much take it apart and clean everything put back together make sure the pinion is seated all the way on the clutch bell.
 
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