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.

Unscrew the two 2.5mm Phillips #00 screws from the middle of the car.
  • 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.
  • Unplug the battery by pushing on the clip.

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Unscrew the two 2.5mm Phillips #00 screws from each side
  • 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.
  • Remove the side skirt covers on each side of the car.

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Lift up and remove the two side skirts. Lift up and remove the two side skirts.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lift the front part of the underbody and pull it out from the main underbody.

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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
  • 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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Lift the main underbody from the shell of the car. 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.
  • Remove the reflective sticker from the top of the body.

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Unplug the wire connector.
  • Unplug the wire connector.

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

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Carefully remove the steering column spring.
  • 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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