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cable operated wont angle either direction

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by 84 f250 6.9, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. 84 f250 6.9

    84 f250 6.9 Junior Member
    from america
    Messages: 10

    ok so I had my cable operated plow freshened up with new fluid and adjusted the up and down cables and that works flawlessly but we cant get the plow to angle left or right its really weird its like something is stuck .. you can tell it wants to move but it just wont and the motor bogs .. last year the rams were fine so im wondering maybe the 4 way valve? if so where do I get the parts
     
  2. drp

    drp Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 170

    plugged quick coupler?

    simple stuff first.
     
  3. 84 f250 6.9

    84 f250 6.9 Junior Member
    from america
    Messages: 10

    this could be a good possibility .. how do I unplug these things? just wd40 or what?
     
  4. drp

    drp Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 170

    Change them, for new, is the usual answer. Try coupling the two cylinders together and see if you can then move it left to right, by hand. then do the same with the pump. this will tell you where the problem lies. Plow or pump.
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2009
  5. drp

    drp Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 170

    When I have had this problem in the past, the couplers were the problem.
     
  6. 84 f250 6.9

    84 f250 6.9 Junior Member
    from america
    Messages: 10

    the couplers being the hydrolic connections correct?
     
  7. drp

    drp Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 170

    yes the pieces on the ends of the hoses that can be unscrewed. They have a check valve in them to prevent fluid loss when uncoupled. If they are blocked no fluid flow, no angle.
     
  8. plowin boy

    plowin boy Member
    Messages: 85

    try a different controller, my plow would go down and angle to the right with no problem but when I would try to go to the left or up it would bounce a little and bog down the power. Plugged in my backup controller and it worked
     
  9. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    Try the couplers first...
     
  10. drp

    drp Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 170

    he is cable control no plug and play.
     
  11. 84 f250 6.9

    84 f250 6.9 Junior Member
    from america
    Messages: 10

    hey guys so I disconnected the rams off the plow frame and the left side one will extend about 6 inches but go to make it turn left (right ram ) it just bogged down and completely froze and you could tell fluid was gettin to it cause the hose was super stiff and almost binding under the force
     
  12. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    you could haver ram problem. Or you could still have a coupler poblem!

    Did you take the ram apart, clean it out and put new seals?

    On the other hand, it also could be a "cable" problem.
     
  13. drp

    drp Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 170

    did you plug the left ram hose to the right ram.

    You need to connect the two rams together so they don't connect to the pump. They are connected to each other. Then by hand try to move the blade from side to side.

    Your post sounds like you disconnected the hoses one at a time and try to move with the pump. If that is what you tried it cant work because one needs to extend wile the other retracts to move the fluid.
     
  14. Western1

    Western1 Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 674

    Pull the cover off the valve for the angle cable. Check to see if there is movement by the cable. May just have some water that leaked into the valve and froze. Move the valve manually and run the motor. Be careful of the plow moving.