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fisher pump runs no cylinder action

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by tastebeer, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. tastebeer

    tastebeer Member
    Messages: 81

    Hooked up fisher minute mount, motor runs but plow will not raise or angle. Any ideas?
     
  2. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Did you happen to check the fluid level?
     
  3. BigLebowski

    BigLebowski Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    I am no expert on this stuff but I will share my experience.

    I was losing right - left angle intermittently and yet I could hear the electric motor running and the lights would dim and it was a short in the wiring. I was told the motor got the signal but the valves weren't opening.

    Then I lost right - left and down (not up thank god) and it was the controller.
     
  4. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    check oil. water present? (milky oil) check plow grill connectors. have someone run the controller and you move the wires around back and forth at the plugs.
     
  5. tastebeer

    tastebeer Member
    Messages: 81

    fixed

    figured it out, the fish stick was sending power to the pump but not too the solenoids. put on new controller and it works
     
  6. BigLebowski

    BigLebowski Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Yeah that was my issue.

    I have to say that I will never show any brand loyalty towards any plow manufacturer that sets the standard to have dealers charge me over $300 for a wired remote that does FAR LESS than my wireless universal TV remote does for $8. My TV remote sees more action in a years time than my plow remote ever has and yet it works like the day I bought it. But I had to replace two different controllers on two different plows in the past two years. No way will anybody ever convince me that there is anything more than greed behind their pricing. I mean we are not talking about the complicated engineering behind the making of an automobile here. I am way more comfortable paying OEM prices for my truck than I do for my plow.

    Snoway is no way innocent here but at least their HAND controller was only $125!
     
  7. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Just about blew Iced Tea all over my monitor trying not to laugh at that. Have a remote thats held together with duct tape, if it acts up, just give it a shake and its good to go again.


    You guys do know that the boards in the fisher and western controllers are replaceable, dont have to buy the whole darn thing.