RE: HELP! Volcano EXP Pro GONE WILD.....
Its rare, but I did once have a faulty steering servo cause the ESC to do weird stuff. Or rather, it screwed up the reciever which messed up what the esc did. didnt matter what radio/rx I put in it still acted up. unplugged the servo and suddenly the esc was fine!
with the wires moved around, did you do a range test?
9 times out of 10, a bad ESC will SMELL bad. But not always. I had a duratrax element ESC light up, and the led responded to throttle input....but no power went to the motor. the motor didnt jerk, make a sound or anything. Tried everything, then sent it to duratrax. They said it was dead, and not worth repairing.
I assume your ESC doesnt smell burnt, so Im trying to think of anything else to rule out. You've already ruled out the radio system.
the fact that the esc doesnt work with the program card anymore makes me think that either the reciever wire is damaged somehow, or that the electronic board on the esc is damaged...
does the truck ALWAYS respond as long as its within a few feet of you?