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  1. #1
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    I think my esc took a dump.

    I finally got the shims for my diff so I could put my rig back together. I was bashing for quite a while when suddenly the truck just shut off. I summed it up to voltage cut off and didn't think much of it. When I was replacing servo gears it attempted to power it up to center the servo but it wouldn't power up just flashed a very dull red light. So I grabbed a second battery and attempted turning it on with the same results. Any ideas?

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    Unplug the servo and see if the ESC functions properly, if it does your servo is toast. Sound weird I know, but the servo causes some crazy things to happen when it goes bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxximum Overdive View Post
    Unplug the servo and see if the ESC functions properly, if it does your servo is toast. Sound weird I know, but the servo causes some crazy things to happen when it goes bad.
    Maximum is right the servo will make u think the car is dead, till u unplug it,
    Or u could have a legit dead esc, mine died straight outa the box I was not impressed

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    Servo fixed it. Thank you for the heads up! I decided to do dual servos and it helped a lot.

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    A single strong servo is better than duals. Duals will end up fighting each other

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    to the death, I might add.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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