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Old 07-01-2005, 04:09 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

my car won`t turn left as much as it turns right.

i`ve tried centering my servo differently, but still it won`t turn as much to the left as it is to the right.

Is there anything i should check?
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check the endpoint adjustments (EPA) on your radio.
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Hi guys,

my car won`t turn left as much as it turns right.

i`ve tried centering my servo differently, but still it won`t turn as much to the left as it is to the right.

Is there anything i should check?
Ask somebody from the southern US, they only turn left
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that was a good one
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check ur shocks
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Old 07-01-2005, 09:52 AM   #6
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are the grears in the servo stripped?
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Old 07-01-2005, 04:40 PM   #7
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Also check the length on your front steering turnbuckles...if theyre uneven you`ll have different toe settings and different turning characteristics.
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first thing you check is to look at the wheels and see if they move the same both ways left and right. if they do then you have a tweak, first check to see that the shocks are all properly working, remove the springs and then compress the piston and it should rebound out by itself if not you need to rebuild it. once the shocks are good make sure when the shocks are mounted they should not be binding a little wiggle before you mount the shocks you should set the droop on the car, thats if you can on your car you didn't say what kind of car you had and also make sure the shocks are equal in lenght both fronts the same and the rears are both the same and the same spacers or adjust the collars the same then try it out and let us know
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Old 07-03-2005, 12:51 AM   #9
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Thanks for all your reply.

Have just checked my car and this is what i found.

Shocks are alright.
Servo gears are alright.

however, i have noticed a broken part. which is what i`m about to attach. ( i have glued them back together with very strong glue)

However, even when i remove the connecting piece from the servo to the arms of the front wheel and try turning it manually, turns right with ease, when turning left, it kinda gets stuck somewhere halfway.

ok anyway, here are the pictures.

anything else i should check? cause i don`t think this is the main problem.
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have done all the above mentioned advice, and still nothing.

However , have discovered that my front left dogbone is slightly bent.
Could this be the problem for my turning left?
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I would think so.
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Thanks for all your reply.

Have just checked my car and this is what i found.

Shocks are alright.
Servo gears are alright.

however, i have noticed a broken part. which is what i`m about to attach. ( i have glued them back together with very strong glue)

However, even when i remove the connecting piece from the servo to the arms of the front wheel and try turning it manually, turns right with ease, when turning left, it kinda gets stuck somewhere halfway.

ok anyway, here are the pictures.

anything else i should check? cause i don`t think this is the main problem.
i think you just glued your servo saver.. i would recommend getting a spare steering servo as soon as possible..
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IS that the steering servo saver?

didn`t know that. am i supposed not to glue it ?
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IS that the steering servo saver?

didn`t know that. am i supposed not to glue it ?
yes. it's supposed to 'give' when you hit something to 'save' the servo from stripping.. hence the name 'servo saver' check the tension on the spring below that plastic piece. i'm guessing you're running the fwo5, just follow the manual (2mm spacing between the bottom of the lock nut and the chassis, not too sure though) if it's less than that, it could also be the culprit.

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If they looked nicely rounded or almost made. Then yeah that was the servo saver.

Also you want to turn left and right. See how far the wheels are traveling, make a reference point with something then verify the other side can reach its same opposite point. That will let you know if its possible another problem.
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