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Crunching noise @ full extension on MVP

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Sno4U, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Sno4U

    Sno4U Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    I have Western MVP. I changed fluid and it still does this.
    When U go to the scoop position, for the last few inches, it will make a grinding/ crunching sound, and from that point the rams slowly finish extending with somewhat of a vibration in motion. It will sometimes do it when reaching other positions. But, not all the time.
    What could it be.
    Could the pump need more oil as in this function, it needs the most to fill the rams? Is the oil possibly giving signs of freezing up? It moves left, right.up & down fine.
    I dunno?
    The plow is about a 2004
     
  2. Mebes

    Mebes Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    Sounds like it is low on fluid to me.
    Is the oil foaming/milky?
    Does the sound of the pump change (higher speed or squeal) when this happens?
    These would both would indicate low oil level.
    Good luck
    S
     
  3. diesel dave 04

    diesel dave 04 Senior Member
    Messages: 155

    I had a mone noise in mine It was dry bushings in the motor, I just removed it put a tad of white grease on them on both ends and It never happend again.