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Old 04-23-2010, 09:58 AM   #1
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my servo works fine its a hitech 985 and its in a losi 8 buggy all of a sudden it will not turn right or left and its hard to even turn the wheels by hand it feels like something is binding there is no dirt rocks etc stuck in there any tips or what should i do
when i take the servo arm thing of the servo it works fine i dnt know what to do and am at the point of selling it please help
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will the wheels go right to left when the servo is not hooked up if so then servo could be bad but if not then you have a bind somewhere in the steering assembly best way to find it is to take the steering assembly out and apart to see what is wrong
start by checking if wheels move with servo arm disconnected if they do then servo might be bad if they dont then take steering tie rods off and then try to move steering assembly if does not move then would take whole steering out and check for jams or if you clean car with water and have ot run for while could have rusted bearings that froze just take it all apart will find the problem
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will the wheels go right to left when the servo is not hooked up if so then servo could be bad but if not then you have a bind somewhere in the steering assembly best way to find it is to take the steering assembly out and apart to see what is wrong
start by checking if wheels move with servo arm disconnected if they do then servo might be bad if they dont then take steering tie rods off and then try to move steering assembly if does not move then would take whole steering out and check for jams or if you clean car with water and have ot run for while could have rusted bearings that froze just take it all apart will find the problem
when not connected to servo its very hard to turn i have taken and put back together and am very picky on cleaning dont use water dnt run the car when its wet i clean the car after every use i just dont understand why its doing this i took the servo out and put it in my truggy works great
any thing ealse i have checked the bearings also the are good
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im guessing you have the eight 1.0 steering rack? if so you have to loosen the screws, that go into the rack. just loosen intill, it feels like its not binding not to much though.

i highly remmend the 2.0 steering rack, you dont have to loosen the screws to make it feel smooth.

also check the steering bearings that, go into the bellcranks make sure they arent gritty. and check if the, turnbuckle ball ends arent real tight.
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Another thing to check is the servo saver. if it has loosened it will bind on the chassis.
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im guessing you have the eight 1.0 steering rack? if so you have to loosen the screws, that go into the rack. just loosen intill, it feels like its not binding not to much though.

i highly remmend the 2.0 steering rack, you dont have to loosen the screws to make it feel smooth.

also check the steering bearings that, go into the bellcranks make sure they arent gritty. and check if the, turnbuckle ball ends arent real tight.
so i gave everything a run thru again the right ackerman i think is how u spell it the screw wouldnt let it move so i loosened it problem solved thanks for all ur guys tips
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