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Old 01-13-2010, 08:05 AM   #1
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Default Hit a wall today - Pulling to the left

Hi chaps, I hit a wall with my truggy today. Everything looks to be in order, yet it's now pulling to the left quite markedly. I've had the wheels off, and taken a quick look at everything, but I can find no damage. Put the wheels back on and it's still pulling left.

Is there an adjuster somewhere on the car, that could've been knocked? Or what should I look out for, as there's obviously something causing the problem

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Hi chaps, I hit a wall with my truggy today. Everything looks to be in order, yet it's now pulling to the left quite markedly. I've had the wheels off, and taken a quick look at everything, but I can find no damage. Put the wheels back on and it's still pulling left.

Is there an adjuster somewhere on the car, that could've been knocked? Or what should I look out for, as there's obviously something causing the problem

Thanks

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Bent servo arm? Bent linkage? Damage to the suspension that isn't immediately evident? Bearing problem on the left side?
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Hi chaps, I hit a wall with my truggy today. Everything looks to be in order, yet it's now pulling to the left quite markedly. I've had the wheels off, and taken a quick look at everything, but I can find no damage. Put the wheels back on and it's still pulling left.

Is there an adjuster somewhere on the car, that could've been knocked? Or what should I look out for, as there's obviously something causing the problem

Thanks

James
Its probley your trim on your radio check that first.
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:30 AM   #4
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Everything looks to be in perfect condition :S Ah well, I'll adjust the trim and hope for the best
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Is the chassis bent?

Maybe the servo horn skipped a spline on the steering servo at the time of impact?

If everything was fine before and now it isn't there is an issue - servo trim shouldn't change.
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:16 AM   #6
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It wouldn't take much of a bend in the steering rod to adjust the steering to that wheel quite alot.

Adjust the steering rod to give you the toe out that you require.

Set the car on a box, turn on ya radio gear and look how the wheels sit. Then adjust so that they both slightly toe out.

Another thing to check is ya suspension. If it's drooping more on one side, the car will pull to one side.
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Sounds like you stripped a servo horn spline. Dont think so but might have stripped a servo gear alittle and it offset the servo
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Default Check the servo saver too...

If the servo saver is worn or loose it can cock to one side in a crash, take it apart and check for wear or dirt or a loose setting. Put some dry lube on it. The tephlon spray from Lowe's. it works great for stuff like that....
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Maybe the servo horn skipped a spline on the steering servo at the time of impact?
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Sounds like you stripped a servo horn spline. Dont think so but might have stripped a servo gear alittle and it offset the servo
I also think the servo horn may have skipped a spline.
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sometimes the ball ends move on the shaft also making link longer or shorter which changes the whole alignment i would venture to say its this or servo horn jumped a spline
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Ok (and I'm new to this, so stay with me) what's a servo horn, and how do i know if it's skipped a spline?
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Ok (and I'm new to this, so stay with me) what's a servo horn, and how do i know if it's skipped a spline?
It's the arm ON the servo. Pull it and check it. Re-center it and away you go. If that don't work look close at the ball ends. Might have pulled one.
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It's the arm ON the servo. Pull it and check it. Re-center it and away you go. If that don't work look close at the ball ends. Might have pulled one.
If the servo horn skipped a spline, it's trashed. Put a new one on. (Use aluminum... that won't happen again!)
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