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zath
2001.11.05, 05:16 PM
ok i was in the proses of switching chases, i got the clear blue one, well every thing seamd to go fine (striped some screews) no when i turn it on to drive it just starts to smel funy, and it dosnt drive or stear or anything, and it gets raely hot. any info on whats wrong and what i can do about it.

Russ
2001.11.05, 09:33 PM
I know what's up, when you put the power wires back in, you got them reversed. I'm talking about the wires that get screwed in by the piece with the 2 prongs that hold the ESC board down...switch those. That happened to me the first time I rebuilt my Z. Make sure the positive (red) wire is on the spur gear side of the car, and the negative (black) wire is on the non-spur gear side of the car.

If that's not your problem, I'll be a monkey's uncle.

Russ

zath
2001.11.05, 10:09 PM
tried it and it didnt work, though i did have them backwords, it stil dose the same thing?

Russ
2001.11.05, 10:13 PM
Ummm, well, u got me there...I hope you didn't burn anything up if you left it on too long with reversed polarity flowing through the board. A soon as I saw mine wasn't working right, I pretty much knew what was up, so I switched the wires and all was good, but if it's still doing the same thing, I don't know what else to tell ya, sorry dude, I did what I could :( If I think of something else, I'll tell you first thing.

Russ

zath
2001.11.05, 10:44 PM
i hate to admit im wrong but i was, i went back and looked at the wires and they wear backwards so i switched them and bingo it workes great now.

thanks