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    emaxx wheels not turning

    I have spent many hours rebuilding my emaxx and decided to take it out on its first new run and the wheels will not turn when it is on the ground. If I pick it up the wheels will turn, so i swapped out the servos and still nothing. I am at my wits end trying to figure out what is going on. I know for a fact that 1 of my servos is brand new, the other I robbed off my Rustler just to test. Any ideas or pointers would be greatly appreciated.

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    Will they turn when the truck is moving foreword?

    Standard Traxxas servos aren't normally strong enough to turn those big tires if they aren't rolling.

    But, make sure everything is adjust correctly. Disconnect the servo and make sure the steering moves smoothly, if not you have something binding and/or too tight.
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    they will not turn when moving forward, everything turns well when I lift the truck off the ground!!

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    Sounds like you just need to invest in a High Torque Servo. Mine was the same way when I first rebuilt it, I cannot remember the brand of the one I purchased but once it was in I get full steering even while sitting still. I made the mistake of replacing mine with one out of my Stampeded at first and it was no where near strong enough.

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    Make sure you haven't over tightened the caps on the carriers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greatscott View Post
    Make sure you haven't over tightened the caps on the carriers.
    +1, might be loose enough to turn off the ground, but the added friction of the ground, while it's on the floor, it won't turn.
    Also depends on, if the floor your testing on is very grippy.
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    ok, so they were apparently too tight, turns fine now but now it won't stay running. I have 2 new freshly charged batteries and after about 1 minute of driving through my living room the esc turned off and the servos and esc were hot, not smoking hot but very warm to the touch. I am about to chuck the whole dang truck. Please help!!

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    What batteries and flavor of EVX are you using?
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    I am using 2 5000mah nimh venom 7 cell with the stock esc and motors(brushed)

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    Sounds like your servos are drawing too much power.
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    Mine now has the problem of not turning when on the ground, so I'll check to see if the screws are too tight.

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