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9-2 rt3 v plow problems

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by rblake, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. rblake

    rblake Senior Member
    from dayton
    Messages: 291

    Went out salting this morning and the plow was slow to come up and would not go into the scoop on the passenger side, so i waited till i got back to the shop to look at it. Solenoid was clicking and the plow would only come up maybe 1/2 inch. Installed a new solenoid, check connections, cleaned wires on the motor, and check fluid level. Still the plow only comes up slightly. Did notice that when i placed a test light on the other side of the solenoid, the light was very dim. Wires to the solenoid looked good. Did put a jump box on the pump it self just for a second and the motor did run. Any thoughts???
     
  2. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    check all your grounds. when you try moving the plow is there any sparking down by the truck side mount?
     
  3. Turbodiesel

    Turbodiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    grounds .......harness......... fluid??
     
  4. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    I know this seems obvious but check your connectors between your truck and your plow. Another guy had same problem last week and he had a lot of corrosion in his plugs. Hope it works out to be that easy for you.
     
  5. Turbodiesel

    Turbodiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    Load up on dielectric grease. They love that stuff.
     
  6. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    on that note check for to see that all the connectors are in the plow side 13 pin. i know alot of people that have had problem with them breaking off.

    also check corrosion on the hookups to the valve block,
     
  7. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Any updates? Plow working better?
     
  8. rblake

    rblake Senior Member
    from dayton
    Messages: 291

    Been salting the last two days - which is good. Anways, you will never believe what the problem was. We checked all of the cables, checked the valves, cables, grounds. Turned out that the extension post for the positve battery was bad. Its solid metal. Connection was tight. Replaced it with a new one and the plow works fine. Did not make sense to us but who knows.