How to Lubricate a MotorGuide Trolling Motor

How to Lubricate a MotorGuide Trolling Motor

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Trolling motors are mostly sealed, but MotorGuide recommends periodically lubricating the motor at pivot and rub points. By keeping the motor lubricated, you can avoid corrosion and keep your MotorGuide trolling motor operating smoothly. The company was formed in the mid-1960s, and their first trolling motor was the Guide-Rite. In the later part of the decade, it was rebranded MotorGuide. They are one of the two major trolling motor companies in the United States, their main competitor being Minn Kota.

Items you will need

  • Soap

  • Detergent

  • Bucket and water

  • Sponge

  • Silica-based lubricant

Obtain a silica based, non-aerosol, non-solvent-based lubricant. MotorGuide recommends their 2-4-C Teflon lubricant, part number 92-802859A 1.

Clean the motor with soap, mild detergent and a sponge. Wash away any debris.

Squeeze the tube and apply lubricant to any pivot points on the motor. Also lubricate latch pins and clamp screws.

Work the lubricant into the joint by moving the parts gently.


  • Don't use aerosol-based lubricants. The propellants used in aerosol sprays can damage the motor.
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