Introduction

The front steering motor provides power to the steering column which turns the wheels to one side. If the car fails to turn to one side or the other, it is possible the front steering motor needs replacement.

Image 1/1: Unclip the two clips to remove the battery cover.
  • Unscrew the two 2.5mm Phillips #00 screws from the middle of the car.

  • Unclip the two clips to remove the battery cover.

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  • Unplug the battery by pushing on the clip.

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  • Unscrew the two 2.5mm Phillips #00 screws from each side

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  • Remove the side skirt covers on each side of the car.

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  • Lift up and remove the two side skirts.

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  • Unscrew the two 2.5mm Phillips #00 screws from the front skirt of the car.

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  • Lift the front part of the underbody and pull it out from the main underbody.

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Image 1/2: The second image shows a closer view of the rear three screws Image 2/2: The second image shows a closer view of the rear three screws
  • Unscrew the remaining seven 9mm Phillips #00 screws from the underbody of the car.

  • The second image shows a closer view of the rear three screws

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Image 1/2: Lift up the body to expose the wiring and hardware underneath. Image 2/2: Lift up the body to expose the wiring and hardware underneath.
  • Lift the main underbody from the shell of the car.

  • Lift up the body to expose the wiring and hardware underneath.

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  • Remove the reflective sticker from the top of the body.

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  • Unplug the wire connector.

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Image 1/3: After removing the three screws, the steering column will pop out of position because of the springs underneath. To reassemble, put the springs back together as shown in picture #3. Image 2/3: After removing the three screws, the steering column will pop out of position because of the springs underneath. To reassemble, put the springs back together as shown in picture #3. Image 3/3: After removing the three screws, the steering column will pop out of position because of the springs underneath. To reassemble, put the springs back together as shown in picture #3.
  • Unscrew the three 2.5mm Phillips #00 screws from the white steering column.

  • After removing the three screws, the steering column will pop out of position because of the springs underneath. To reassemble, put the springs back together as shown in picture #3.

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  • Remove the three 1.6mm Phillips #000 screws from the black motor casing

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  • Remove the front motor and its casing from the chassis of the car.

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Image 1/2: The second image shows the screws removed from the casing. Image 2/2: The second image shows the screws removed from the casing.
  • Remove the remaining three 1.6 mm Phillips #000 screws from the black motor casing

  • The second image shows the screws removed from the casing.

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  • Pull out the front motor, making sure to keep the gears intact

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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