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Another Ultrex question #13527246 04/21/20 01:11 AM
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Ok, I have a new to me boat and I have noticed that my Ultrex is hard to maneuver. It turns but I really have to push down on the foot pedal. Is this normal? I have had other trolling motors and would not have work this hard.

Re: Another Ultrex question [Re: savntay] #13527354 04/21/20 02:16 AM
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No it should not be hard. Look underneath it. I have read about this issue others have had but don't recall whether it was an adjustment knob, a spring or an obstruction that caused it. Suppose to be a simple fix. Might try the search feature for it.

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Originally Posted by Bobby Milam
No it should not be hard. Look underneath it. I have read about this issue others have had but don't recall whether it was an adjustment knob, a spring or an obstruction that caused it. Suppose to be a simple fix. Might try the search feature for it.


Thanks for the input

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Originally Posted by savntay
Ok, I have a new to me boat and I have noticed that my Ultrex is hard to maneuver. It turns but I really have to push down on the foot pedal. Is this normal? I have had other trolling motors and would not have work this hard.


Hard steering could be cable wear depending on the age of the motor. That was an issue a couple of years ago. New cables fix that.

Could be a failing circuit board.

There is a tension screw under the pedal.

If all is as it should be, you should be able to steer your motor with your fingers. It has electric power steering.


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It possible could be the steering sensor that is messing up. I'm a warranty center for Minn Kota in Dallas so give me a call at 214-630-8161 and I will help you out as much as possible. The name of the warranty center is Southwest Marine Electronics.

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