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Bad ground through motor plate

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Nice&Green, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Nice&Green

    Nice&Green Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    So i was having trouble getting my E-60 to work this year and finally located the problem being a bad ground at the post on the motor. After a little snugging up it seemed to work. However when i hooked the plow weight up to it the lift was very slow. left and right is fine, pump was rebuilt by angelos end of last season. So could this ground be the problem and if so I can fix just the ground post? Think it may be stripped on the inside. Thanks in advance guys!
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,958

    might not be able to get the motor apart, to ck the gnd. if you do, i'm not sure as to where you could get replacement "insides" for. I took apart a western once, it was a bear to put back together lol. If it was mine, I would get another one, and try to tear into that one and have a back up. my .02
     
  3. Nice&Green

    Nice&Green Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    You would get another motor? If so all I seem to be able to find is aftermarket ones and ive heard there not to good?
     
  4. Nice&Green

    Nice&Green Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Another ? Could a valve be causing this?
     
  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,958

    well to explain myself a little. 1). if it fails now, but still kinda works----it'll fail again later and the worse possible time, and leave you stranded. 2) easier to replace now, rather then during a blizzard, freezing cold, and not having all the right tools.
    I have gotten many aftermarket motors and have have no probs with them at all.
    yes it could poss. be a bad valve, but with the gnd issue, i would start there---imo
     
  6. Nice&Green

    Nice&Green Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Thanks for the advice D! U have been a big help!
     
  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,958

    No prob. Glad I could help