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Intermittent Problem!!! NEED HELP!

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by rhanghian, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. rhanghian

    rhanghian Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 7

    :mad:I took my Super Duty into the shop the other day becuz it wasnt functioning properly. First it was raising really slowly then it just stopped raising altogether. So my first thought was electrical. The shop took the connectors apart and said they had to "spread" open some of the ends but the wiring seemed fine. Along with that they said that my screens were full with basically sludge like the fluid had never been changed. The fluid looked like chocolate milk. I changed the fluid 3 times last year though and put brand new connectors on everything (had a dealer do it). I picked up the truck and after $250.00 the plow seemed to be functioning as I remember. It's now a couple days later and I'm heading out to plow and the plow isnt moving again!!!!!

    So my question is this---

    Any suggestions on what could be the problem?? i didnt disconnect the plow from when i picked it up from the shop.

    Also, what could have caused the "sludge"/ milky fluid???? want to make sure I stay on top of any potential problems.

    Thanks everyone for any help.

    Ryan
     
  2. rhanghian

    rhanghian Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 7

    Also, had the battery and alternator tested out--- everything checked out good.
     
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Three fluid changes in one season? :eek: What are you using for fluid? Same fluid every time?

    What is the age of the plow?
     
  4. rhanghian

    rhanghian Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 7

    No. I changed the fluid for the start of the season, then had a hose blow first time out. Had it replaced and blew the other hose as soon as i went back out. Bad deal.
     
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Blowing hoses and refilling doesn't directly constitute as fluid change. :D

    Again what is the age of the plow?
     
  6. rhanghian

    rhanghian Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 7

    Plow is 3yrs old and regularly serviced @ and authorized Boss dealer.
     
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    And what does the fluid look like now? If it looks bad again (already) then one of the packings is coming apart in one of the rams.