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Need Help! Problem With Plow

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by esshakim, Dec 3, 2005.

  1. esshakim

    esshakim Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    i have a boss v 8.2 plow, currently its snowing in michigan, and i was hooking my plow up getting ready for tomorrow, and the motor when it is hooked up to the truck continues to makea noise and it doesnt sound good. its not the celenoid does anyone have any feed back if so please email me or respond to this post esshaki@comcast.net
     
  2. Gusco

    Gusco Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    Is the plow functioning at all. Lifting, turning?
     
  3. esshakim

    esshakim Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    yeh its moving all 8 ways, but it is making a noise once hooked up to the car when i move the plow any which way, it doesnt make the noise but when it gets into position the noise starts again
     
  4. esshakim

    esshakim Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    really could use a hand dealer is closed tomorrow, and i need to be out plowing tomorrow
     
  5. Gusco

    Gusco Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    What kind of noise is it making? Kind of hard without hearing it or seeing it.
     
  6. Killswitch

    Killswitch Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    You hooked it to the car? Theres your problem. lol

    Seriously though.....check pump fluids and such is all I can recommend at this stage.
     
  7. esshakim

    esshakim Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    I have checked all the pump fluied, i changed the celenoid
    thinking there was something wrong with it turns out there
    was nothing wrong at all with the celenoid. After hooking my
    my v plow to truck it hooks up correctly and everything,
    just the motor continues to run and its not stopping at all.
    There was a spark when i was hooking it up, i thought it might
    be the ground i took a look at that everything seemed fine,
    but i could be wrong, if any body has any idea wut it could be
    please let me know asap, thx alot.
     
  8. jimsmowin

    jimsmowin Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    just a guess try un hooking your controler and see if it still runs sounds like its getting power all the time.
     
  9. esshakim

    esshakim Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    after unhooking the controller, the motor stops, and when u turn the controller off the motor stops, any suggestions on wut this problem could be
     
  10. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,519

    Sounds like the controller, Unplug it and take it inside and clean it. They don't like to have (your favorite beverage) spilled on them or any dirt. you can remove the screws and carefully pull it apart and spray it clean with some electrical contact cleaner ( you can get the stuff almost any where).
     
  11. esshakim

    esshakim Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    cleaned the controller, and its not that the motor is still running, thanks to everyone for their responses its helping alot getting me closer to fixing the problem. Keep in mind that this is a brand new setup and hasnt even touched snow yet.
     
  12. oarwhat

    oarwhat Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    did you try it when you picked it up from the dealer? sounds like the controller is bad or wired wrong? try another controller if you have or can borrow one. if it still does it it's wired wrong. good luck randy
     
  13. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,519

    Never mind:waving: I didn't know it was new!!!

    There really is not much to hook up any more with a new plow all you do is hook up power leads and grounds and mount a solenoid. Cheek your plug, unplug it and look in side are the pins straight and make sure it is plugged in tight. Cheek the connections at the solenoid. then cheek the looming for your controller through the fire wall to the controller for any cuts and any loose connectors. If this does not fix it take the cover off of the pump and cheek the connections there. Be careful not to drop the plow on your foot. lol
    Or,,do you know the name of the guy that owns the shop you bought your plow from? I would look him up and tell him your new plow does not work right and you need it to work right as you have to make a living too. He already has your money. service ??Warranty??
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2005
  14. esshakim

    esshakim Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    checked out the connections at the pump and the plows motor is still making the noise. Seriously dont know wut to do. all ready called my dealer and told them i want a new plow and im returning this one. since it hasnt touch a storm yet or been used. I have 45 pissed off accounts that want their snow done, currently trying to get ahold of a backup drive who is out doing his own accounts. I appreciate the help if anyone else has an idea of what might be wrong please inform me thx
     
  15. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,519

    Your telling me the guy that you got the plow from after paying $$$
    he won't meet you at his shop and fix it today??

    What happened in taking some pride in what you do???
    I guess you can't get any service any more..:realmad:
     
  16. esshakim

    esshakim Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    tried getting ahold of the dealer, and that didnt work, ive made several attempts to contact other plow companies in the area, i even approaced several drivers and no body can determine wut the hell is wrong with this plow.
     
  17. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,519

    Don't call the dealer there probably closed, call the guy that sold you the plow?
    Do you know his name, did you get his card? Look him up at his home # and call him and have him fix it!!!
     
  18. esshakim

    esshakim Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    i know his name and just can get ahold of him at home i left a message
     
  19. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,519

    Keep trying.(calling him).... good luck.. hopefully someone else on here can help you.. Have you gone to Boss web site and look at there troubleshooting chart?
     
  20. esshakim

    esshakim Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    been to the boss site, i made my own guess on wuts wrong im thinking its electrical and has something to do with the motor, bc when the remote control is on the motor continues to make a noise that its not suppose to be making. now i just have to figure out how to fix this problem, i