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#11088303 - 09/07/15 01:54 PM Minn Kota Maxxum 70lb Thrust Pedal Problem & Voltage Issue
westtexgolfer Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/24/08
Posts: 1841
Loc: Midland, TX
First of all my Minn Kota Maxxum 70lb trolling motor will only last about 2 hours of fishing time and then it acts like its dead... one battery shows 12 volts while the other shows about 10 at this point... Is this a Battery Issue that I need to just go ahead and get new batteries? Is this a wiring problem? I know I have 24v at the trolling motor... Is this a Trolling Motor drawing to much for unknown reason problem???

Now while I was fishing this weekend for the first time in about a year in my boat... with the trolling motor above only being used once which was in may of 2014... I pushed on the foot pedal to turn the motor and it simply went loose... wouldnt do anything so I looked at it and it looks like a cable came loose but I dont know where to start... Is this a simple fix or is it junk?

Thanks for any help!!!

#11088381 - 09/07/15 02:31 PM Re: Minn Kota Maxxum 70lb Thrust Pedal Problem & Voltage Issue [Re: westtexgolfer]
gary purdy Offline
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Registered: 05/24/03
Posts: 10465
Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
If you will get it to my place we can check it out.
“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything” GOD IS GOOD

#11089044 - 09/07/15 08:25 PM Re: Minn Kota Maxxum 70lb Thrust Pedal Problem & Voltage Issue [Re: westtexgolfer]
FMJshooter Offline
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Registered: 06/24/08
Posts: 1390
Loc: Belton, TX
Voltage needs to be tested under load. Cable could be broke, lost tension and popped off a pulley or broke pulley. Pulling the top cover over the trolling motor will give you a good look at the pulleys and cables.


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