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Old 11-26-2009, 11:02 AM   #1
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I dont know what's going on but seems like i have to constantly adjust the steering trim to get the car run straight. all helps will be appreciated.
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Old 11-26-2009, 01:06 PM   #2
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Check to make sure all your settings are the same left to right. For example if your left wheel has more toe out than the right when you adjust your radio it then gives your right wheel to much toe out so you end up chasing your tail.

Or there could be other underlying factors like your servo horn is loose, drag link is bent or loose etc.

If that didn't help go over the car and check every moving part on the steering rack, you should be able to see whats wrong.

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Old 11-26-2009, 10:54 PM   #3
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Hi sorry but can you please break it down to me like a 10 years old as for as the steering horn and the drag link ? thank you so munch
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No worries, the servo horn is the the little plastic (or alloy) thing that screws to your steering servo. Your steering rack should then be connected to it somehow. The drag link (everyone has a different name) is the bit that connects your left and right wheels turnbuckles so they turn together when you turn the transmitter.

Or the servo it's self might be shot. I had a reasonably good hitec servo that didn't centre it's self properly after a crash You can check for this on your pit bench. Get your servo into neutral position (unloaded) and turn left and right, then see where it ends up after a few tests it should return to the same spot every time.

But more often than not it's just the settings left to right like i mentioned above. Do you have a set up station?
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Old 11-28-2009, 05:23 PM   #5
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i am having the same problem, my tie rod is non adjustable as well as everthing else in the steering and front supension except the drag link which is not bent or broken.

i hope its not the servo but its not looking good for it.

mine isalso a nitro rs4 btw
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yeh tie rods are not adjustable either. But my steering assemply is alloy so could this be the problem? I wouldnt think so right ?. I dont know but the constant adjustment of steering is starting to get to me. Im just gonna bring my babie to the LHS to have them check it out. And that means more upgrade
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