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#12680937 - 03/20/18 08:13 AM Ultrex Problems???
Brad Graves Offline
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Registered: 06/02/12
Posts: 332
Loc: Crowley Tx
Is anyone else having a problem with their Ultrex. Mine I guess was made early Monday morning or late Friday afternoon. It is not sealed and as a result I have water in my motor. I noticed that there was a rust looking stain on my TM mount right under the motor and the shaft. Upon inspection it had water dripping from that point. It has so much water in it that there is water dripping out of the head also. WTF, also my pedal sticks ever once in a while but that's a easy fix.

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#12680959 - 03/20/18 08:27 AM Re: Ultrex Problems??? [Re: Brad Graves]
ssmith Offline
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Registered: 11/22/07
Posts: 3529
Loc: scotland tx
it a mechanical bunch of parts put together by people there will be some failures once in a while the good news it under warranty.

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#12681107 - 03/20/18 09:33 AM Re: Ultrex Problems??? [Re: Brad Graves]
Jeff From Iowa Online   content
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Registered: 01/07/18
Posts: 433
Water in head they will repair. Call minnkota and take it to a repair center.
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#12681123 - 03/20/18 09:43 AM Re: Ultrex Problems??? [Re: Brad Graves]
Doug R. Online   content
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Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 9833
Loc: M A G A
Mine has had steering issues 2 time in the 18 months I have had it, first time they shipped me a new unit, this time it's been in the shop for 3 weeks waiting on parts.


It's part of the game, lots of technology means lots of moving parts.


The best bet for low probability of issues is a hand controlled with a couple of Big Foot stomp switches.
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#12681249 - 03/20/18 11:47 AM Re: Ultrex Problems??? [Re: Brad Graves]
21trx Offline
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Registered: 03/19/08
Posts: 844
Loc: DC
I had a mother board go out last month, 4 mother boards later we got one that worked. Still the best piece of equiptment Ive owned

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#12681271 - 03/20/18 11:55 AM Re: Ultrex Problems??? [Re: 21trx]
Chet Online   content
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Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 1548
Loc: Ft Worth
My only problem so far is I had it installed while boat was in for some fiberglass work and the boats not done yet! Can't wait to give it a run.


Edited by Chet (03/20/18 11:56 AM)
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#12681463 - 03/20/18 02:04 PM Re: Ultrex Problems??? [Re: Brad Graves]
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Broke a steering cable on mine Sunday.

They said warranty would cover it, but I'd have to be without the TM or the boat. And pay shipping. ...cost of both cables and shipping was $44. So I just decided to not make it a warranty claim and bought them. Looks like a 1 to 1-1/2 hour job. No gas money spent. And no huge shipping bill. No time without the boat.
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#12681523 - 03/20/18 02:55 PM Re: Ultrex Problems??? [Re: SteezMacQueen]
ChampionDon (SkeeterDon) Offline
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Registered: 05/18/05
Posts: 4338
Loc: Pflugerville, TX
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Broke a steering cable on mine Sunday.

They said warranty would cover it, but I'd have to be without the TM or the boat. And pay shipping. ...cost of both cables and shipping was $44. So I just decided to not make it a warranty claim and bought them. Looks like a 1 to 1-1/2 hour job. No gas money spent. And no huge shipping bill. No time without the boat.


And they are easy to replace.
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#12681679 - 03/20/18 05:02 PM Re: Ultrex Problems??? [Re: Brad Graves]
krawlin 47 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/08
Posts: 17440
Loc: Sachse Texas
Mine did this the first day on the water with it...Sartins fixed me up right away. this is a warranty fix for sure.

Robert did an awesome job and there were no questions asked....I can tell you that you are not alone...others are seeing this as well. I was super happy with how they dealt with this.
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#12681708 - 03/20/18 05:33 PM Re: Ultrex Problems??? [Re: Brad Graves]
shotgunwilly Online   content
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Registered: 06/22/08
Posts: 873
So the cable replacement... Is there a fix for the failing cables or are they giving you another cable that will have the same problem and it's just a bandaid?

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#12681710 - 03/20/18 05:34 PM Re: Ultrex Problems??? [Re: Brad Graves]
C130 Online   content
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Registered: 06/26/16
Posts: 623
Loc: Magnolia, TX
I had to have my steering cable replaced about 4 months ago. I was told the new cable has been improved. I took it to an ASC one day and it was ready the next. They also replaced the board that was causing the foot pedal to freeze as a preventive measure.


Edited by C130 (03/20/18 05:36 PM)
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#12681713 - 03/20/18 05:36 PM Re: Ultrex Problems??? [Re: shotgunwilly]
C130 Online   content
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Registered: 06/26/16
Posts: 623
Loc: Magnolia, TX
Originally Posted By: shotgunwilly
So the cable replacement... Is there a fix for the failing cables or are they giving you another cable that will have the same problem and it's just a bandaid?


Improved cable is what I was told.
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#12681752 - 03/20/18 05:59 PM Re: Ultrex Problems??? [Re: Brad Graves]
GIG'EM AGGIES Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 4487
Loc: texas
Zero problems with mine so far except my boat is in for repairs for a fuel problem so I can't use it and I'm told it's may be 2 more weeks before it's ready.

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#12681822 - 03/20/18 06:53 PM Re: Ultrex Problems??? [Re: Brad Graves]
Clark3 Offline
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Registered: 01/22/12
Posts: 1028
Loc: Haslet, TX
I fish 3-4 days a week and have had an ultrex for the last 8 months with zero issues


Edited by Clark3 (03/20/18 06:53 PM)
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#12681829 - 03/20/18 06:58 PM Re: Ultrex Problems??? [Re: Brad Graves]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 8230
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Keep a fortrex as a backup. Same mount

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