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so i had my trolling motor checked over everything worked fine. hooked it back up to the boat, the leads into the trolling motor show 25.5 volts, when you pushed the button the motor doesnt spin and it drops to 2 volts, then goes right back to 25 when you let off, is this the batteries?

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I'm on year 3 with Cabelas deep cycle batteries with no issues. I think they ran about 80 bucks a piece

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I have been running the Wal Mart Maxx Marine batteries for years and they seem to last a pretty long time.

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If you fish a lot and get 2 -3 years out of trolling motor batteries you v done good.

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Before I bought any Wal-Mart deep cycles I'd check the warranty. Some stores have discontinued the warranty on them.

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BEFORE you buy new batteries, put the old ones back and test again.

If you had a bad battery connection it would give the same symptoms and just substituting batteries may have cleaned up the connection.

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I'm sorry, but before I bought new batteries, I would make sure that's the problem. My magic wand is not working right now so just because it's dropping to 2 volts, doesn't mean crap about the batteries being bad until you check them. Dropping that much, would come closer to be a bad cable/connection.

Connect your voltmeter across the lead post on each battery and see if the voltage drops there. Fully charged, they should have 12.6 - 12.8VDC. If they are holding voltage when you run the TM, batteries are not your problem.

To locate the problem, first connect the voltmeter on the negative lead post of battery one (not to the cable)and the postive lead post of battery two and run the TM. If the batteries a still holding their 24+ volts, that means the cable/cables between the two batteries are good, if the voltage drops, it has a bad/dirty end on it.

If the check across both batteries is good, move the negative lead off the lead post and connect it to the negative cable, try TM again, if it holds voltage, that negative cables connection/connector is good. If it drops, it's bad. Now move the move the voltmeters positive lead from the lead post to the TM's positive cable and try TM again, if you loose voltage, that positive cables connection/connector is bad.

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