Jato Brakes and Steering Servo
I replaced the cam, shoes and pad. VERY little brakes. I noticed the cam BARELY moves and the arm is always all but up against the gear box. Only time it isn't is under throttle. I have adjusted everything, meaning the 2 screws and the linkage. I really do not understand this. Please, no talk about dual brakes etc. This has to be a fixable problem with stock parts. Car has brand new servos(2 x 2056 servos). I already did the fuel tubing trick.
Been having trouble with this car driving straight. Thought it was the servo not centered. Adjusted it 1 tooth at the horn. Every time I made the adjustment, it would do the exact opposite and pull in one direction forcing me to correct on radio full turns on the dial. Replaced all steering parts, nothing changed.
Now, ironically, I let the hobby shop work on the car because the brake disc snapped in half. I asked them to check the steering etc. for me. Okay...
So I still have the same brake issue and I still have the same steering issue LOL
The ironic part is I was driving this near uncontrollable car and it skidded backwards into a curb, spun in circles and I continue to drive it and low and behold the steering problem disappeared! I had to zero out dial on radio and it drove true like the day I bought it. However... moments later, the gear on the servo that the horn screws onto snapped off!
So everyone and anyone with some helpful hints, please advise. Also, could I simply replace that servo gear or is it shot?
Last edited by Double G; 05-16-2012 at 10:18 AM.
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RC Turnbuckle Jr.
stock brakes doesn't work. Dual barkes is required. You might want to edit your comments anytime a star appears it means you are bypassing the language filter.
Thanks for nothing on that. I will watch my choice of words BTW. I will let the traxxas engineers know they are clueless according to you.
Anyone else please?
I have learned that most of the brake problems on this jato, assuming you have good rotor and shoes, revolves around the Brake cam, the brake lever and the little square box (sorry, forget what it is) that pushes against the brake shoes.
As stated above and on numerous threads, forums, etc., brakes or lack there of. Brake lever sitting up against gear box, etc.
The fix is simple...
1. Disconnect lever from linkage.
2. Remove cam/lever
3. Remove the little lock nut
4. Turn lever (while holding cam firmly) slightly clockwise to desired position. This will apply far more brakes then you had.
5. Put everything back together and adjust linkage and the 2 screws holding the brake shoes accordingly.
***It is very important you put the lock nut on FIRST BEFORE anything else once you find the position you like.***
This will hold that position and prevent it moving when putting everything back together.
**Keep in mind, when adjusting the lever on the cam, make small adjustments and test before completely putting everything back together. Test, linkage, test with radio on and car on, neutral, WOT, full brakes, etc.**
That's it. That simple. That easy.
I've never had luck with my brakes either. Did everytjhing and no results. I think JatoJunky has the solutiuon. Will give it a shot. Did the fuel tube trick and all that with no luck. Thanks Junky
Originally Posted by JatoJunky
When turning the lever to set the position, I am not sure if it is threaded or not. So you may have to turn it counter clockwise to desired position. I apologize, but I am pretty sure that's what I did. I turned it clockwise when i went to far.
You are very welcome! I hope is works for you!
Originally Posted by guardog