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    Splashed around and now my truck won't run

    Last time I had my truck out I was splashing in puddles and it won't run anymore. After I power it on, the esc and receiver show a solid red light. After a few seconds, the receiver starts to flash red.

    I'm not sure how to troubleshoot from here. I'm new to the hobby.

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    If the RX is flashing red it means it not binding to the tx.

    Make sure tx is on or has power ( hate it when I forget to turn the tx off after playing)

    Next try rebinding the tx and rx.

    https://youtu.be/NMrKkt0BHxA

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    I bound the transmitter and the car moved about 3 feet, it had to be bound again.

    When I did it again the car worked very briefly before the throttle stopped working. It works very intermittently, like every few times I power cycle it, the throttle works for a second or two. Steering is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ses1984 View Post
    I bound the transmitter and the car moved about 3 feet, it had to be bound again.

    When I did it again the car worked very briefly before the throttle stopped working. It works very intermittently, like every few times I power cycle it, the throttle works for a second or two. Steering is fine.
    Could the receiver have gotten wet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calebs0615 View Post
    Could the receiver have gotten wet?

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    This is my thought. Rx has water in it. Pull the lid to the RX box and let it dry out. For a day. Perhaps pull the RX plastic housing apart as well to get to the PCB board. Let it air dry. Or hit with a blow dryer for a bit or gentle heat gun or air compressor. Make sure no water in the connectors from servo and esc.

    I've gotten water into my Rx housing from hosing the car off before.

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    I had to open the rx housing to hit the link button and it seemed pretty pretty dry on there. I'll try to dry it out in the sun tomorrow.

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