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Old 01-16-2014, 03:17 PM   #1
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I'm having some trouble with my steering servo not working.
When I switch the car on, the servo turns right and then realigns (this is normal) and when I trim the steering the servo works fine. but for some reason its not working otherwise. I've tried a new receiver, same thing happened. I don't think its the servo because at times it does still turn.
Help would be much appreciated.

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I'm having some trouble with my steering servo not working.
When I switch the car on, the servo turns right and then realigns (this is normal) and when I trim the steering the servo works fine. but for some reason its not working otherwise. I've tried a new receiver, same thing happened. I don't think its the servo because at times it does still turn.
Help would be much appreciated.

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What kind of servo, car, radio/rx. This would help in figuring it out.
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:51 PM   #3
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Did you properly bind the RX to the TX?
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Transmitter is a FS-GT3B and Reciever is FS-GR3C, not sure what brand the servo is. it came with the car and is unlabeled
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And yup ive bound it all, it buzzes and sounds like its trying to move but its just doesn't. when I first turn the car on I can move the servo round fine for a couple of seconds then it just jams one way, and every now and then it will actually turn.

I recently bought a new ESC, and instead of having the power to the receiver through the ESC lead it has a separate battery plug. dunno if that'll make a difference?
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Many servos have at least 1 plastic gear in them that can get damaged (stripped gear teeth). This can happen during a crash or if the steering mechanism becomes jammed.

You can do a search on YouTube for rc steering servo repair if you are interested in fixing the servo yourself. If it is a stripped servo gear, you can buy replacement gear sets for most major brands of servos.

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Servos can also become damaged by water or too much voltage. This can damage the circuit board and/or motor that controls the servo. Many r/c servo manufacturers offer repair and/or warranty services that may cover a defective servo.

It is always worth checking with the manufacturer of the electronics or kit to see if it is still covered.

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Depending on the cost of your current servo, it may be cheaper to just buy a replacement.
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