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Water leaking from Minkota motor

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putting my trolling motor in travel/resting position, after using my trolling motor, water comes out of power head, thoughts or remedies please, thanks

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44 minutes ago, tweet0753 said:

putting my trolling motor in travel/resting position, after using my trolling motor, water comes out of power head, thoughts or remedies please, thanks

 

Funny it's still working. You should pull the bottom end apart and replace the shaft and housing seals and cleaning up any corrosion. :(

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Hopefully you caught the problem before it became an expensive issue.  

 

Back 5 years ago, my motor was running sluggishly.  I took it into an authorized repair depot.  They found the winding part all corroded and grounded out.  It needed to be replaced and was costly, something like $800 for a 101 lb unit.   

 

This is when I learned the seals are serviceable and should be replaced periodically.  The following year one of my friends had more or less the same issue.  His repair was less than $25 for labor and seals if I recall correctly.  

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I had this happen to me.  Take off the prop.  Check the housin bolts, tighten those down.  If it is still leaking after that you will need new seals.  Pretty to easy to do yourself, but.a shop will do it for $50 or less

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thank you folks, much appreciated

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