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    Rustler Vxl 3s Strange Problem

    Hello, i have a non waterproof VLX 3s system, the esc is not working properly.

    I took the truck out a dry day, and drove it for around 3 minutes and i just stopped, and started ''shaking'' like it was discharged.

    When i turn the car on with the 8,4v battery, it lights red for the low voltage off.
    Steering also works properly.
    When i push the throttle it ''shakes'' the rear wheel but no rotations.

    I have checked the motor and the battery at is works fine.
    I have checked the esc and transmitter setup countless times.
    I opened the esc and no chips seems to be burnt.

    I have heard that something inside the esc can get loose, just dont know what it is.

    Hope somebody can help me.

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    Is the motor still turning? that's what I am trying to figure out by your explanation. If so check your slipper to see if it's loose or your motor loosened up and pulled away from the spur gear.
    Are you running NiMH (red)or Lipo(green).
    Make sure your spur gear is not stripped. Is there a clicking from the trans if so you may have sheared the input shaft pin under the gear.I don't believe you have an ESC issue.
    Last edited by JerrysMaxx; 11-07-2015 at 03:28 PM.
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    how old is your nimh? is it fully charged?

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    Hello, thanks for the answers.
    No the motor will not turn just a little ''shaking'' the rotor.
    I run NiHM and it's showing red light.
    I have checked the transmission and tried with the motor off and it still just ''shakes'' the rotor.
    The NiHM battery works fine and is fully charged.

    The battery and the motor works fine i have checked it with another vxl system, but the esc does the same with the other motor.

    So i think it's a esc problem, but i wonder if it is solvable.

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    If your motor and battery work fine on the other esc and your esc causes the other motor to react the same then I would believe the esc is the problem. Have you tried wiggling the wire to the esc? maybe the solder joint is loose. If not get another esc.
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    I have tried wiggling the wires, thanks for your help.

    New one it is, does it need to be the vxl esc to work with the vxl motor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexanderL View Post
    I have tried wiggling the wires, thanks for your help.

    New one it is, does it need to be the vxl esc to work with the vxl motor?
    No it doesn't. Make sure you get a decent one incase your looking to upgrade later.
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    What do you mean by decant one? how many amps does it need?

    Thanks for your help!

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    Sometimes price can influence your decision and it ends in frustration. I like to go with brands with good reputations and customer service. You also want something that can handle a more powerful motor if you so desire. I have the MMP by Castle sitting in my drawer for future needs. The system you have now is very good if you want to replace it but I would not want to get one with less capabilities and customer service than that.
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    okay, thanks for your help.

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