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    Servo problem

    my last servo burnt out on my slash, so i bought a new one. but that didn't fix it so i bought a new esc too. Well it won't turn right its just stock on left. Then I turned my truck on by itself. and it did nothing, but when i turn the controller on too, all i hear is a loud grinding noise from the servo. any ideas?

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    The noise is probably a sign of stripped servo gears. Best thing IMO is upgrade to a metal geared one. Cheapest on short term is a replacement gear set.
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    But they're brand new?

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    Can you move everything free when the servo arm is not connected? Friend of my stripped a new gear set in 5 minutes.
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    Yeah these servos that come with the car ARE garbage, they break for everyone! Sometimes they break in a day, a week a month.. but they all break, Traxxas knows this and if you call explaining what happened they send you a new one right away because they get calls about it all the time. I upgraded to a metal gear servo from Hitec, it's the 5085, there's plenty of them all around it shouldn't be hard to find.

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    The ******* is now in stock!!

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    i can move it freely when its connected. but it i do have to apply some force to the wheels to turn it right. but it won't turn that way with my radio.

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    and if i get the hitec servo, what else do i need? Because it looks different

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    You might have a pillow ball binding that causes the resistance. Make sure you solve that otherwise you keep getting servo problems. The Hitec and the ******* dont require any mods. If the ******* is out of stock, the Bluebird 390 is a good alternative because, besides the brand name, it is the same.

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    so if i buy the hitec, i don't have to change the arms on my steering or anything? so just buy the servo?

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    The hitec will come with horns, you need one that fits the hitec servo gear, and it comes with them.

    I didn't know this, so I went out and paid $10 for a pack of 15 assorted ones... you do not need to do that!! The hardest part about the hitec is getting it in the hole, it's a tight fit, not impossible but very ... tight. Once it's up in the hole it's fine - thinner than the stock one as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mista_gnar View Post
    so if i buy the hitec, i don't have to change the arms on my steering or anything? so just buy the servo?
    the ******* 390 and blue bird 390 are a direct fit, you just have to reverse the servo direction and waterproof it
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