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Little Help Please

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Boogerman2000, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. Boogerman2000

    Boogerman2000 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    Since the last use about a month ago, I've had the truck parked. I have a rapidtach II v plow. Everything worked fine prior to parking. I was going to move the truck to take the plow off and the plow will not move. The solenoid clicks but nothing. I changed out the solenoid with a new one but still nothing. I'm getting about 14 volts on both sides of the solenoid and at the pump when trying to lift the plow. I checked the fuel levels and they were ok. I cleaned the square plug and still nothing. I'm wondering what else I could check. Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks
     
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,551

    the brushes in the pump motor are probably stuck. hit the motor with a hammer :)
     
  3. Boogerman2000

    Boogerman2000 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    Ill give it a try
     
  4. Boogerman2000

    Boogerman2000 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    Worked like a charm! Thanks....why does that happen?
     
  5. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Old age maybe?
     
  6. jklawn&Plow

    jklawn&Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 469

    I would suggest taking the motor apart and clean out the brush dust. This may not be what caused your issue but it should stll be done.
     
  7. Boogerman2000

    Boogerman2000 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    To take it apart dont I just have to take out the connections where the two main power cables connect?
     
  8. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    No the whole motor has to come out. The outter housing is seperate from the brushes inside.
     
  9. Boogerman2000

    Boogerman2000 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    Sounds like a project...thank you for the help.
     
  10. jklawn&Plow

    jklawn&Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 469

    Its a small project but you can inpect the brush wear and keep yourself from the eventual field breakdown related to this failure mode.