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Sneaker Motor Repairs - Jeremy - 08-21-2018

Does anyone know where one can get a sneaker motor serviced in the Durban area.


RE: Sneaker Motor Repairs - Jim_From_Zim - 08-21-2018

What type of trolling motor?

Might be easier to get the parts yourself and pop them in


RE: Sneaker Motor Repairs - Jeremy - 08-21-2018

It's a Jarvis Watersnake 32lb, I also have a Minn Kota 32lb which I have just bought 2nd hand and they they both make a racket when lowered and under some strain.


RE: Sneaker Motor Repairs - Jim_From_Zim - 08-21-2018

When you say make a racket when lowered, do you mean it creaks from being old? A little lube will help this. 

If the motor is making a racket when it turns, then check these things first: 
1: Remove the prop and clear any old debris from the shaft and inside of the prop. Replace and try again
2: Check that the prop is balanced nicely. If its not balanced, it can make the motor shaft wobble excessively which will make you think in turn the motor is poked. 
3: If you're good with a set of spanners, you can easily remove the stator shaft from the motor. make sure its clean and tidy then re-fit and bolt everything up again. Make sure the seals are in good nick when you put it all back together. (if you do this, a good tip is to take photo's of the disassembly process so that you can make sure all is good when you reassemble and you're not left with 3 bolts and 2 screws once done)


RE: Sneaker Motor Repairs - Jeremy - 08-21-2018

Thanks for the advise and tips.

I did take it apart a few month back and the screeching sound (not a small creak like my bones from getting old) went away.
It lasted a month or so and was back so thought I would take it to someone with a bit more knowledge.
I will give it another go and see if I can strip it a little further. Clean, grease and hope for the best.


RE: Sneaker Motor Repairs - Jim_From_Zim - 08-21-2018

Screaching sound means plastic rubbing on metal or metal to metal. 

Check that everything clears nicely when you reassemble

Go easy on the grease, and use a water resistant one if you can. Too much grease will only attract dirt which ends up like a piece of sandpaper to the parts
Grease... Less is more


RE: Sneaker Motor Repairs - WalterK - 08-21-2018

When you say make a racket when lowered, do you mean it creaks from being old? 

Now now JfZ
Not everything creaks with age.


RE: Sneaker Motor Repairs - Jim_From_Zim - 08-22-2018

Lol.... Dont worry Walter, I fall into the same catagory