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#1755434 - 11/28/18 01:27 PM Help! Minn Kota Maxxum Issue
CWood Man Offline

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So was all ready to have a great day on Candlewood yesterday. Deploy the trolling motor to try a spot and noticed it was way to windy so went to move and pulled up on the motor and it wouldn't release. I noticed the pin with the release rope/cable tied to it had a ton of play. After much maneuvering and attempts to get it on the trailer with the motor down I got it home. Puled the diagram on line and it looks like there is a spring at the opposite end of where the pin is but it is enclosed. I got the top metal cover off but then there is the metal plate covering everything, including the rod with the cable tied to it back to the spring, all covered. Tried to get the pin out in the front as it looks like that would do it, nope.

So I am stumped. Can't believe it is so tough to get to it. Any suggestions? I am in New Milford and would pay someone to come fix it, this is my time to fish on Candlewood!!!!


Here is a pic of just the pin that now has play in it.

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#1755455 - 11/28/18 06:36 PM Re: Help! Minn Kota Maxxum Issue [Re: CWood Man]
CWood Man Offline

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Any Minn Kota gurus?????

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#1755468 - 11/29/18 09:22 AM Re: Help! Minn Kota Maxxum Issue [Re: CWood Man]
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I pulled the diagram and I see where you're trying to get to, looks like on the opposite side there is a pin and at the end in the picture there's a cotter pin keeping you from drifting that pin out. Once you get this out you might need a drift pin to get this one out. The pin at the other end looks like it has threaded ends in the diagram, but they could just be barbed and set in the plastic support fork that comes up when the motor is stowed, it's hard to say.



I have a 65lb maxxum you're welcome to borrow until the water turns hard then worry about fixing yours over the winter. At least you won't be out of commission waiting for parts to come in.


Edited by onthewater102 (11/29/18 09:57 AM)
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#1755469 - 11/29/18 09:24 AM Re: Help! Minn Kota Maxxum Issue [Re: CWood Man]
Mitch P. Online   tilt



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He can't get it up.

When he pulls it, it doesn't work.

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#1755473 - 11/29/18 09:51 AM Re: Help! Minn Kota Maxxum Issue [Re: CWood Man]
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LOL
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#1755474 - 11/29/18 09:58 AM Re: Help! Minn Kota Maxxum Issue [Re: CWood Man]
Mitch P. Online   tilt



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Breaking news ... O-BASS had the magic touch for Chris to get wood, I mean on Candlewood.
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#1755475 - 11/29/18 10:00 AM Re: Help! Minn Kota Maxxum Issue [Re: CWood Man]
Mitch P. Online   tilt



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Just filling the role for newly single Don P here while he's busy. Pretty sure his still works.
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#1755477 - 11/29/18 10:27 AM Re: Help! Minn Kota Maxxum Issue [Re: CWood Man]
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Hahaha!

Yeah I really had to work the shaft pretty hard, quite a bit of head manipulation too. Whatever it takes!

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#1755478 - 11/29/18 10:32 AM Re: Help! Minn Kota Maxxum Issue [Re: CWood Man]
CWood Man Offline

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Mike you truly made my day and confirmed how great this site is compared to that silly FB page! Thanks so, so much!!!

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#1755523 - 11/30/18 08:16 AM Re: Help! Minn Kota Maxxum Issue [Re: CWood Man]
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This is a great group of people.

On a more serious note... I had a similar problem with my Minn Kota 55lb tiller steer. Go on their website or call their help line and they will provide the diagram and the step by step instructions for replacing the pin. It's not intuitive. You should get the factory replacement pin from them as it is designed to break before serious damage is done to the motor when you hit something. I am not mechanically inclined and it took me under half an hour.

MikeV
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