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Old 05-02-2011, 10:27 AM
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I have a Motorguide wireless trolling motor, the tiny plastic gear on the motor in the transmission that turns the motor right and left stripped out. I called my local Motorguide service center and they said motorguide will not sell them that part. So I called Motorguide and they also said they will not sell the little plastic gear to anyone, that I will have to buy a complete transmission for $200. Thats like a car repair shop selling you a complete motor because you have a bad flywheel. I guess my next one will be a Minn Kota, or maybe I will start my own business making plastic gears. This gear is only 1/2" long and 1/2" in diameter, must cost at least 50 cents to make.
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They don't make the plastic gears either, they just source stuff out.

But you can buy almost any gear you want over the internet.
http://www.sdp-si.com/estore/CoverPg/Gears.htm

Diameter and number of teeth, the hole in the hub you can handle yourself.
I've bought worm gear sets from these guys, very high quality.
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Try this place , they always take care of me.


http://www.motorclinic.com/
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I had a similar problem when the gears stripped out on my boat lift. The lift people would only sell a complete lift gear assembly with the frame and spool.

I took the stripped gears to Motion Industries (they are an industrial parts supply house). They had the gears and bushings that were almost what I needed but were a bit too long. They gave me the name of a machine shop just down the road and I went there and showed the machinist the stripped gears and bushings and told him I wanted the new parts machined to the same dimensions.

Total cost was $50.00 compared to $500.00 for the total gear box.

Dennis
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I couldn't find the gears for the "directional pointer" anywhere. Looks like I am going to order some gears now.
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I have a w75 and the same thing happened to mine. I bought mine new in 2007 and to be honest I rarely use my trolling motor. I could not beleive I had to have a new transmission put in. I also will never buy motorguide again.
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You could buy a lathe for the same price and make the parts from brass yourself.

I bought a South Bend precision modelA lathe for $500.
I'm not a machinist but a simple gear only requires an indexer and acme gear cutter.
I never had so many hobbies since I started playing with boats.
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Planned obsolescence.

I had a Nissan Pathfinder that had a bad connector on the main battery harness. The dealer said they couldn't splice in a new connector so the complete harness would have to be changed at several hundred dollars! Took it to a local automotive electrical shop and they spliced in a new connector for $20.
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That was my experience with MG also I have used nothing by Minn Kota every since and they rock.
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Yeah I was deeply disappointed with MG when I discovered the locking pins were made of chrome plated carbon on my Saltwater series. Dumb, so dumb.
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Originally Posted by the good life View Post
Planned obsolescence.

I had a Nissan Pathfinder that had a bad connector on the main battery harness. The dealer said they couldn't splice in a new connector so the complete harness would have to be changed at several hundred dollars! Took it to a local automotive electrical shop and they spliced in a new connector for $20.
Car dealerships are often like boat dealerships, they replace things , they don't repair.
As soon as the warranty expires they say its not worth fixing, they don't know how to diagnose , as if printouts are a substitute for troubleshooting.
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Default motorguide trolling motor

Did you ever find the little gear that steers the trolling motor. Mine is shot also
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Default Mororguide Wireless TM wont turn

Mine has the same problem .l assume it's the gear aswell.
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Originally Posted by Rippenrodz View Post
Mine has the same problem .l assume it's the gear aswell.
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