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Minnkota fortex 101 ? #9810868 03/10/14 01:33 PM
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My trolling motor just started moving sideways a lot and makes a lot of noise when it does, also when I put it up into storing position it sometimes does not land in place but off to the side. Is there something loose in the upper head, or broken?

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Re: Minnkota fortex 101 ? [Re: Skeeter man ZX225] #9811277 03/10/14 04:04 PM
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sounds like the outer tube could be bent


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Re: Minnkota fortex 101 ? [Re: Skeeter man ZX225] #9811875 03/10/14 08:13 PM
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Mine was, is doing the same thing. Boris said he replaced a couple "parts" from MK but it did not help very much. I wish i would have asked what parts. I think the newer Fortrexs are alot tighter than when they first come out! At least my buddys is.

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Thanks I will take a good look at it tonight or tomorrow when I have more time.

Re: Minnkota fortex 101 ? [Re: Skeeter man ZX225] #9817022 03/12/14 12:35 PM
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Is the Allen bolt that holds the bow guard assembly tight?


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Re: Minnkota fortex 101 ? [Re: Skeeter man ZX225] #9820391 03/13/14 12:29 PM
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From the description, sounds like a possible broke shaft. With it deployed, see if you can "wiggle" the shaft at the lower unit.
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Look were the trolling motor pivots near the top or the most rear pivot point when the trolling motor is stored. There is a plastic ring around the pivot ring that is most likely broken.

It's just a greased plastic ring but it plays a major role in the trolling motor as far as noise etc.

Re: Minnkota fortex 101 ? [Re: Skeeter man ZX225] #9824647 03/14/14 10:50 PM
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Look were the trolling motor pivots near the top or the most rear pivot point when the trolling motor is stored. There is a plastic ring around the pivot ring that is most likely broken.

It's just a greased plastic ring but it plays a major role in the trolling motor as far as noise etc.

From above post. This is correct and a good place to look. If the wiggling is excessive, as you indicated, the bolts holding the pivot may be broke also.
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