I got a slash 4x4 for xmas. It was used but built by a very knowledgeable rc person. Xmas day it ran fine, got it home and it wouldnt run, only did the herky jerky glitch out. Took it back to my rc guy, replaced the esc with new VXL 3 from traxxas Ran great for 2 batteries worth. Back to glitch and no go. It had a reedy motor, and was told that traxxas esc might not jive so I bought a brand new vileon motor to match the new esc. All traxxas parts now, still dont run So while Im checking things out I have the battery hooked up and the esc turned off I touch it and it burns my fingers! All 5 wires from esc are warm and the esc itself is blazing, truck hasnt even run.
side note: with wheels off the ground it revs up full rpm, with wheels on the ground it just glitches out
I run the traxxas 8.4Nimh batteries, 15/54 gears, gear mesh good, no cooling fan on motor, cooling fan on esc. 2.4gh radio(not tqi)
Please help! son losing faith in dad, dad already bald, no more hair to pull out