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Meyer plow power angle problem

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by xbones14, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. xbones14

    xbones14 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I have an E-47 meyer plow unit that will not angle. The raise and lower works fine and recently changed the filter and fluids. I can hear the solenoid or motor activate when using the angle switch but no movement. I would think it may be a bent ram? I just bought the truck and plow so I am not very knowledgeable on troubleshooting. Any assistance would be appreciated. I was going to take it into the shop but would rather fix it myself if it is simple. Any assistance would be appreciated.
     
  2. alleghenypaving

    alleghenypaving Member
    Messages: 47

    xbones, i would first check your fluid level in the pump itself.
     
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Is the blade stuck all the way one way or the other?
     
  4. xbones14

    xbones14 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    myer plow problem

    The fluid level has been changed and is full. The plow is stuck to the right and will not move even with force.
     
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Disconnect the hoses from the pump and connect them together. Can you then angle the blade manually? May take some force but it should.
     
  6. xbones14

    xbones14 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    plow problem

    If I DC the hoses and move the plow, then what? Is the ram bent, other? What should I look for? Thanks
     
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    If it can be angled with the hoses disconnected from the pump, that tells you that you either have a quick coupler problem (very common) or a hydro issue in the pump.

    If it still wont angle woth the hoses connected together then you either have a mechanical/binding issue with the plow itself or one of the plow side quick couplers are bad.
     
  8. snowplower82

    snowplower82 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    my guess is that the green solenoid is crap. try changing that