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Boss problems

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by OhioPlower, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. OhioPlower

    OhioPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 440

    Ive started having a issue with my 2008 8.5 straight blade a couple weeks ago. Every once in awhile when you go to lift the blade it doesnt lift. The solenoid clicks though. Plugs are fully plugged in. If I remember right it angles fine. Fluid level is good. Eventually it does lift, just takes a few times. What would it be... solenoid or controller going bad? Or something else? Thanks
     
  2. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

    Has the solenoid ever been replaced? If it just clicks time for a new one..
     
  3. milwaukeevtwin

    milwaukeevtwin Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    Triple check and clean all your power and ground cables. FIRST!
     
  4. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    I had similar problems with mine I found after cleaning all contacts, replacing the solinoid and using dielectric grease, it didn't help. What I did find is the power male post cables where they connect had compressed, I ended up having to stick the blade of my pocket knife in the grove to expand them back, which got me through the night, however I still need to replace the positive and negative cables, as it started to act up again. Good luck -Joe-
     
  5. OhioPlower

    OhioPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 440

    It is the original solenoid. Thanks guys ill look into those ideas.
     
  6. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

    if its the original, you should probably replace it anyways, its one of those things you should always keep as a spare anyways.
     
  7. Earthscapes

    Earthscapes Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 577

    One of mine is 7 yrs old, but I do keep spares in the trucks........
     
  8. oneoldsap

    oneoldsap Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    Put some Anderson Power Pole connecters on your power cables , and your problems will more than likely disappear ! They are available at Grainger supply and NAPA has a very similiar one too ! Oh not to be a Parrot but a spare solenoid is a must in the truck , right next to the spare hoses and plow oil .
     
  9. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392


    Do you have a link to those called, I just priced some from my Boss dealer & they were close to $90.00
     
  10. oneoldsap

    oneoldsap Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    At Grainger they're like $16.00 Ea. . Of course Boss is going to be more and they only sell their stuff , which is the problem in the first place ! Anderson Power Poles are what you want , if you really want to eliminate the problem .