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Does anyone know how to get an old (vintage) Aurora AFX magnatraction chassis to stop with the annoying squealing or what the culprit might be? I've done everything except literally dip it in oil and yet the squeal persists. I have several that do this which were usually supplied with cars purchased on ebay, so I'm guessing they didn't see a lot of maintenance during their glory years, but they still run and are a fun chassis to drive when working properly, but after a few laps the constant screech immediately has me reaching for something else. What's the problem?
 

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Well, I've oiled every nook and cranny of these chasses; one is much better, but two others still give off that annoying squeal, though only temporarily now. I tried holding the chassis in place on the track and slowly increased the revs, hoping that would "unhinge" whatever is causing it. The motor sounded strong and would go faster and faster as I gave it more power (no squealing was heard), but once I let go of the chassis, it was much slower than I would have expected and the squeal returned again. Ugh!!
 

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Interesting theory, woodcote, considering my track IS Tyco. I prefer the guide pin as opposed to the blade, so I always flip it over to the pin side anyway. However, even when holding the chassis in my hand and testing it with a 9v battery, it still squeaks (only not as loud). I thought perhaps it might be an issue with the electrical current (perhaps too much for such an older type of chassis), but that doesn't make much sense - even to me!! I vow to get to the bottom of this squeaky situation. Thanks for the suggestion.
 
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