Introduction

The steering column spring is responsible for reverting the wheels to a straight position when the remote is not turning one way or the other. A faulty steering column spring will fail to default to the straight position after turning the wheel.

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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  • Carefully remove the steering column spring.

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Conclusion

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

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