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#11905992 - 10/28/16 08:38 PM Hit a stump with my Minn Kota Fourtrex 80 will not turn HELP
Stikslinger Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/10/16
Posts: 12
Hit a stump tonight hard and the trolling motor will not turn left or right. I can do it by hand so I know the cable is still on the pulley. It will not lay into the cradle straight so I'm assuming its bent but it does not look bent. Can anyone give me an idea of how to fix?
Thanks

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#11906002 - 10/28/16 08:44 PM Re: Hit a stump with my Minn Kota Fourtrex 80 will not turn HELP [Re: Stikslinger]
north-toledo09 Offline
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Registered: 04/16/12
Posts: 53
Loc: Shelbyville,Texas
probably going to have to replace the shaft

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#11906064 - 10/28/16 09:45 PM Re: Hit a stump with my Minn Kota Fourtrex 80 will not turn HELP [Re: Stikslinger]
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Registered: 03/24/08
Posts: 200
Loc: Frisco, TX
Guy on fork is really good, your cable broke. He can fix it in roughly an hour.
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#11906066 - 10/28/16 09:48 PM Re: Hit a stump with my Minn Kota Fourtrex 80 will not turn HELP [Re: Stikslinger]
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Registered: 04/05/16
Posts: 110
It's the cable

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#11906067 - 10/28/16 09:49 PM Re: Hit a stump with my Minn Kota Fourtrex 80 will not turn HELP [Re: Stikslinger]
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Yep....you broke the unbreakable shaft. Probably around the top gear that in countersunk into the shaft up top. I just finished replacing mine. Not too hard, just heat up the motor housing near the shaft to loosen up the epoxy and use a pipe wrench.
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#11906336 - 10/29/16 08:27 AM Re: Hit a stump with my Minn Kota Fourtrex 80 will not turn HELP [Re: Stikslinger]
ssmith Offline
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Registered: 11/22/07
Posts: 2449
Loc: scotland tx
if it wont lay in the cradle you most likely bent the metal upper shaft that is putting it in so much of a bind it wont turn with the foot petal .

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#11906404 - 10/29/16 09:07 AM Re: Hit a stump with my Minn Kota Fourtrex 80 will not turn HELP [Re: Stikslinger]
Stikslinger Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/10/16
Posts: 12
That's what it is doing. I got a lead on a place to take it in Ft Worth Area called Boris Marine Electronics.
Anyone ever heard of him or have any feedback.
Thanks

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#11906440 - 10/29/16 09:39 AM Re: Hit a stump with my Minn Kota Fourtrex 80 will not turn HELP [Re: Stikslinger]
Donald Harper Offline
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Loc: Justin, TX.
Best there is. Don will do you a great job. Turn around will be a little long.
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#11906459 - 10/29/16 09:54 AM Re: Hit a stump with my Minn Kota Fourtrex 80 will not turn HELP [Re: Stikslinger]
ProAmerica Offline
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Registered: 12/01/09
Posts: 37
For a cheaper fix, go back and locate same stump you hit. Then turn your TM 180 degrees and try to hit stump at same speed. Usually straightens shaft to original shape.

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#11906479 - 10/29/16 10:11 AM Re: Hit a stump with my Minn Kota Fourtrex 80 will not turn HELP [Re: Stikslinger]
Rubberdown Offline
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Registered: 05/17/15
Posts: 144
Loc: Houston, Tx
Hahaha. That's to funny

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#11906547 - 10/29/16 11:07 AM Re: Hit a stump with my Minn Kota Fourtrex 80 will not turn HELP [Re: Stikslinger]
Stikslinger Offline
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Registered: 06/10/16
Posts: 12
I like it. roflmao

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#11906567 - 10/29/16 11:23 AM Re: Hit a stump with my Minn Kota Fourtrex 80 will not turn HELP [Re: Stikslinger]
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Registered: 12/11/04
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Originally Posted By: Stikslinger
That's what it is doing. I got a lead on a place to take it in Ft Worth Area called Boris Marine Electronics.
Anyone ever heard of him or have any feedback.
Thanks


Boris will get you taken care of
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#11906569 - 10/29/16 11:28 AM Re: Hit a stump with my Minn Kota Fourtrex 80 will not turn HELP [Re: ProAmerica]
GIG'EM AGGIES Offline
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 818
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: ProAmerica
For a cheaper fix, go back and locate same stump you hit. Then turn your TM 180 degrees and try to hit stump at same speed. Usually straightens shaft to original shape.


Speaking from experience ? roflmao
Have to be careful with advice on here, somebody might try it. bolt
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#11906594 - 10/29/16 11:58 AM Re: Hit a stump with my Minn Kota Fourtrex 80 will not turn HELP [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
ProAmerica Offline
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Registered: 12/01/09
Posts: 37
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Originally Posted By: ProAmerica
For a cheaper fix, go back and locate same stump you hit. Then turn your TM 180 degrees and try to hit stump at same speed. Usually straightens shaft to original shape.


Speaking from experience ? roflmao
Have to be careful with advice on here, somebody might try it. bolt


You're right Gig'em, poor taste advice for somebody facing several hundred $ repair. Will try to be nicer.

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#11906604 - 10/29/16 12:10 PM Re: Hit a stump with my Minn Kota Fourtrex 80 will not turn HELP [Re: ProAmerica]
GIG'EM AGGIES Offline
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 818
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: ProAmerica
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Originally Posted By: ProAmerica
For a cheaper fix, go back and locate same stump you hit. Then turn your TM 180 degrees and try to hit stump at same speed. Usually straightens shaft to original shape.


Speaking from experience ? roflmao
Have to be careful with advice on here, somebody might try it. bolt


You're right Gig'em, poor taste advice for somebody facing several hundred $ repair. Will try to be nicer.


No no, I was being facetious. It was a funny and the guy with the problem thought it was too. But there was a time or two when I saw a serious response to a dumb idea on here.
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