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Did I just Fry the Motor???

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by smoore45, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. smoore45

    smoore45 Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    Hey guys, I have a Boss Sport Duty hooked to a 2008 F-150. Well I was taking my plow off today using the Smarthitch system when all of a sudden, there were sparks and smoke between the plow frame and the truck push bar and the motor stopped!!! I hit the switch again and nothing happened, the wiring was still connected so I thought I would try to move the plow with the controller. The relay clicked, but nothing happened except the parking lights would light up.

    My next steps are to check the motor manually and then verify that the relay is actually activating the battery side power. I have not had to work on this plow yet since it is only 4 years old. I just check the fluids, connections and make sure she's clean up until this point. Is replacing the motor a fairly easy job or do I need to take this into a dealer?? Thanks.
  2. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    Sparks from the frame USUALLY are from a bad ground and the power is trying to find a new path and that is at the frame

    Clean your ground connections and double check that you have good contact on the black and red power cable truck/plow......that is a common place for bad contact
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Indy has you covered. And also check the cable connections at the motor. Just pull the pump cover off and you'll see them both. Won't be surprised if the ground one at the motor is loose.
  4. smoore45

    smoore45 Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    Thanks guys! Sure enough, bad ground in the connector. Funny thing was that it didn't look bad so that is why I didn't suspect it. Well, at least it gave me an excuse(not that I should need one) to take the cover off and inspect everything and clean it up a little. :drinkup:
  5. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,541

    Fluid film is your friend. :drinkup: