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Brand new plow killing truck

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by cmo18, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 814

    I had a new plow put on my truck friday and everything seemed to work good. A huge storm rolls in, I get into 1 hour of plowing and I hit the controller to move the blade and the complete truck dies.

    2006 Dodge ram 2500, 5.9l throwing P2509 at first. I wiggled the connections and was able to get the truck going and limped through the storm but now I cannot touch the plow without killing the truck.

    Codes as of tonight, P0088,0234,0483,2509.

    Can bad batterys cause all this problem?

  2. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,658

    First thing I would do is check and see if the batteries and alternator are good. Then I would look into upgrading both. Check your plow wiring for bad wires, cuts, shorts, etc.
  3. plowzilla

    plowzilla Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    Trade it in for a Ford:mechanic:
  4. doyles

    doyles Member
    Messages: 95

    go back to were you had the plow installed .have them test the plow moter and see if thats were the problem is.
  5. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 814

    New battery everything is up and working finally!!
  6. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    Bad batteries cause all sorts of havoc. On one of my loaders I replaced the batteries less than a year ago last fall. Getting it ready for snow this past fall, all sorts of starting issues, both batteries were bad, replaced just in time (one year free replacement), no problems since.
  7. rubbertrack

    rubbertrack Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    The plow is too big for a dodge, put on a ford a you'll be fine
  8. USMCMP5811

    USMCMP5811 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    BLASPHAMY! Go forth and sin no more! :yow!:
  9. golden arches

    golden arches Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    Buy the Ford, strip it and sell the parts to other guys with Fords. Then take the profit and buy a new Dodge Cummins.

    Problem solved. :laughing:
  10. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    high 5 to golden arches!
  11. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 814

    atta boy, well put! Dodge for life!
  12. ajcoop20

    ajcoop20 Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    why so he can put 10K into head studs and egr junk. lol

    0483 is your fan clutch code.

    I have an 05 once you get it straightend out you will love the truck, to me it sounds like you may have weak batterys. get them checked, then check everything on the plow harness could be something is shorting out.
  13. ajcoop20

    ajcoop20 Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    your not to bright are ya lol. I suppose my 8'6 mvp is to big for one to. i usually see most terds around here rolling with 7;6 westerns and complaining that they have to redo thier front ends.

    155,000 miles on my stock ball joints with an 8' or bigger western pro (yea im lucky)
  14. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 814

    A dead battery it was... everything works great now

    20cm coming tonight cant wait!