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Old 03-16-2003, 05:26 AM
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625MG - I bought one and installed it. I set the center point. I then turned the servo and it actually centered which was good. Now, I turn full right/left, then release the steering, the steering doesnt seem to steer back to center. its always one gear too short to the left or right... is it because my battery is low? but i actually charged the battery... and its full....

is this the centering problem everyone is having? it better not be, cause if this is the case, then Hitec should've made a mandatory product recall... this is brand new off the box... the hard part is that I live in Australia, and if I do send it for repairs, $10 says I wont get it back until two months....
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????
Are you using a servo saver?


drop an email to: [email protected]

They will be able to fix you up.
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I'm using the Red Servo Saver as the MTX3 has very thick steering arm knuckles... so i needed something that was long... let me try recharging my batteries tonite and check to see if its still happening before I carry to the service dept... BRB...
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Is this happening when the car is on the ground or on a stand? Have you tried driving the car with the servo in yet? TTYL.

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I fully charged the battery and its still doing it... i haven't actually driven the car yet because i have no engine... im testing the car on a stand. Does this make a difference? but still, shouldnt the servo return back to center? regardless if its being driven or not? is there a problem with the red servo saver? its always about one to two gears short of center when i release the steering...
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oh by the way, when i turn it and let go of the steering, i can hear a grinding noise.... the servo emits a loud noise... but turns off once i manually center it... what could be wrong?
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There should be some noise from the servo when it moves.

What car is it in?

Take off the the steering linkage from the servo saver and move the steering by hand. Does it move freely disconnected from the servo?
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Its on an MTX3... I'm using the Red Servo Horn cause the Steering linkage knuckles are chunky and it hits the servo (when it turns) when i use the white servo horns...

the servo does make a noise, but when it suppose to go back to the center, its like one to two teeth short and the noise sounds like its having a hard time pulling or pushing it back to center... does this mean that my servo saver spring is too tight?

when i move the steering linkage without the servo, its actually hard to push in and out...
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If the linkage is hard to move without the servo, that could be the issue.

The steering should move freely.

Find where it is binding and then re-attach the servo and test again.
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thanks mate, will test when i get home and let you know tonite... cheers!
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hi guys, okay guess what....

its FIXED! okay, here is the deal...

The MTX3 has these pillow ball nuts, and if you have them too tight, your steering is not very smooth... i wouldnt say its binding. It just has a lot of tension to it, so your servo will not have enough power to center it...

so what i did is that i loosened the pillow ball nuts on top by 0.5 turn and 0.25 turn on the lower end... i did these to both sides and my steering went really smooth... so i tried to turn my servo on again, and PHOAR! it turned so quick that I had to look twice... GO 625!

But to top things off, when i released my steering, the servo centered with no problems! and no more straining consistent noise... w00t!

Maybe this is what everyone is experiencing... another avenue to look into...

Thanks for the info Gary and Tres... LEGENDS!
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Glad to have helped. Enjoy your racing!

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