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10-23-2019 12:04 PM
1sharphook "Dirt or other contaminants may be built up on the composite shaft causing the shaft to stick or bind rather than slide smoothly through the steering housing. To correct this, thoroughly clean and wipe down the shaft with a silicone-rich, water-based spray such as Armor All or similar product."

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https://www.minnkotamotors.com/sites...ting-guide.pdf

"The composite shaft requires periodic cleaning and lubrication for proper retraction and deployment. A coating of an aqueous based
silicone spray will improve operation."

"CAUSE: Dirt or other contaminants may be built up on the
composite shaft causing the shaft to stick or bind rather than
slide smoothly through the steering housing. CORRECTIVE ACTION:
Thoroughly clean and wipe down the shaft with a silicone-rich,
water-based spray such as Armor All or similar product."

Source:

https://minnkotamotors.johnsonoutdoo...erra-BT-EN.pdf
10-23-2019 09:19 AM
TomP. Me personally on my Ulterra I would not use anything silicone base as silicone dries out rubber and that is what the belt is made of. In the summer I use just a good wax in the winter I us Corrosion-X and a very light wipe down, it is water proof as it can be used to water proof electronics.
10-23-2019 07:13 AM
vetleap
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Originally Posted by Juls View Post
The only thing you should be using on the shaft is a silicone spray. It's dry and doesn't collect dust.

Here's another tip for regular maintenance...

https://www.facebook.com/boatfenatic...Tl4Bpmv-lRsUJM

If you can't view the video, basically, it's telling you that you should check the belt tension from time to time, and if it's loose you should use an allen wrench to tighten the bolt on the control head. But, don't tighten it too much.
Yeah that makes a lot more sense. The other thing MK told me to use was lemon pledge...thought that was odd but the ingredients must meet the requirements.
10-23-2019 02:05 AM
Juls
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Mk is sending me the saltwater ramps. I'll also be more diligent at cleaning the shaft. Does Armour All attract dust like wd40 might? That's what MK told me to use.
The only thing you should be using on the shaft is a silicone spray. It's dry and doesn't collect dust.

Here's another tip for regular maintenance...

https://www.facebook.com/boatfenatic...Tl4Bpmv-lRsUJM

If you can't view the video, basically, it's telling you that you should check the belt tension from time to time, and if it's loose you should use an allen wrench to tighten the bolt on the control head. But, don't tighten it too much.
10-22-2019 08:38 PM
vetleap
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Originally Posted by Ozark Bob View Post
To make sure you have the old ramps you can call Minn Kota with your serial # and they can tell you if you need the newer style. Also the shaft should be wiped down with a water base silicon and a rag periodically. The shaft gets dirty and puts additional friction that the motor has to overcome. I do it about once a month.( about 1 minutes time to do). Bob
Note: The cold will also make the motor harder to move. Things add up
Mk is sending me the saltwater ramps. I'll also be more diligent at cleaning the shaft. Does Armour All attract dust like wd40 might? That's what MK told me to use.
10-22-2019 02:51 PM
Ozark Bob To make sure you have the old ramps you can call Minn Kota with your serial # and they can tell you if you need the newer style. Also the shaft should be wiped down with a water base silicon and a rag periodically. The shaft gets dirty and puts additional friction that the motor has to overcome. I do it about once a month.( about 1 minutes time to do). Bob
Note: The cold will also make the motor harder to move. Things add up
10-22-2019 01:03 PM
NAV165 Mine was doing the same thing this past weekend. Worked fine all summer ... Gremlins must be out! I'm going to store the boat this weekend so I'll let the dealer look at when they winterize it.
10-22-2019 08:41 AM
vetleap
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Originally Posted by Juls View Post
You won't know the difference.

Thanks again.
10-22-2019 07:54 AM
Juls
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Originally Posted by vetleap View Post
One question though. Are they pretty secure in the cradle and not rattle around with the saltwater version?
You won't know the difference.
10-22-2019 07:33 AM
vetleap
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Originally Posted by Juls View Post
Back in 2017, I had the same issue, but it wasn't temp related. I worked with the techs to figure it out, and a fix was issued. Mine had worked fine for months, but then it did exactly what you described.

When you stow it, and then try to deploy it, does it beep/chirp at you and say, "Motor Error" on the remote? When you say you pushed on the control head to assist it, did you only have to push it a 1/4 to a 1/2 inch forward to get it to deploy?

The problem is the cradle sensor. What they ended up doing for me, is replacing my freshwater cradles with the saltwater cradles and the problem was resolved. It never happened again.

To check to see if you have the saltwater cradles, take them off and see if there is an "SW" stamped on it. If not, contact MK and ask them to send you the SW cradles. If I remember correctly, just one of the two will be stamped, so check both of them.

They are easy to remove and replace. If I can do it in less than ten minutes...anyone can.

I hope this is your problem, as it's an easy fix.

Juls - thanks for the response. I know the effort to get it past the error is minimal. It does beep. It doesn't take much as far as assistance goes. The tech mentioned that MK has 112 degree cradles which would reduce the amount of friction at the cradles. I think he said the one's I have are 90 something. I'll give MK a call. Thank you.

One question though. Are they pretty secure in the cradle and not rattle around with the saltwater version?
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