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Old 06-05-2003, 08:55 PM   #1
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Default Urgent Help With Centering of Steering MTX-3

I just bought a new KO 2143 Servo, to hopefully fix my problem if it not centering when I turn left and right. However after installing the servo I have tried to turn left and right, however the car still will not center probably, when turning right.
Anyway else have a suggestion or encounter this problem?

I do notice that if I turn right the servo makes a funny screeching sound.

Can you have a look at the attached photos and maybe work it out for me, its driving me insance.(sorry about the poor quality photos)

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Neutral from rear
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check to make sure the screw that holds the battery pack bracket to the chassis is not rubbing the bottom of the arm. Been there done that.
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Thanks Motorman for the suggestion.

I have tried by take out the battery from the car, but it still does it, so it not that. Any other suggestions?

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Thanks Motorman for the suggestion.

I have tried by take out the battery from the car, but it still does it, so it not that. Any other suggestions?

Sami
check your whole steering system from servo to knuckle. you might want to dis-link the tie rod to check or blinds.
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Right turn from rear
Make sure you have the proper spacer for KO 2143, seems like your servo is kind of too far out, towards the outside so when the servo turns the whole tie-rod become an angle and that's why you have blind spot! try use a thicker spacer to move the servo in towards the fuel tank by doing that your tie-rod will more or less prependicular or a 90 degree angle with the steering block when it is dead center!

it might help!
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Thanks Manticore.

I have taken the tie-rod off the servo but it still does not? How long should I have the steering rod be?

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Another question is the tie-rod.

Is it ok to different lengths for the tie-rods? or is it a bad thing?
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Oops sorry the two pictures are meant to other way around.
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Thanks Manticore.

I have taken the tie-rod off the servo but it still does not? How long should I have the steering rod be?

The following is a photo of mine:
the tie rod should be in equal length !!

your servo horn should position dead upright and your steering post arm (the arm that connected to the servo) should be pointing dead right and you should set your tie rod from there.
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Another question is the tie-rod.

Is it ok to different lengths for the tie-rods? or is it a bad thing?
I believe both of them should be the same length, 25mm (rod only), and make sure each side have the same distant(front knukle to the chassis) that will affect the your alignment too!
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