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Old cable control

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Diesel_brad, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. Diesel_brad

    Diesel_brad Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    On a 94 f350 I just bought it has a Old hard mount with a cable control. Nothing is happening when I am moving the joystick. I get a click, but nothing else. Where should i start?
     
  2. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 901

    solenoid could be bad or something is stuck or bound up in one of the cables or maybe the pump is bad
     
  3. Diesel_brad

    Diesel_brad Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    CRAP. I got someone coming to look at the truck monday(its for sale). And Sunday is the only day I have to work on it:realmad:
     
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    where is the clicking sound coming from? Is the controller a "T" handle type?
     
  5. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    If you only get a click then chances are the solenoid or motor is bad. Use a test light to test them. When it clicks there should be power on both sides of the solenoid. If the solenoid is working then the pump motor is probably toast. Put the test light on the + motor terminal and then get somone to try going up on the control. It the light comes on but the motor doesn't turn then replace the motor but verify the ground wire back from the motor to the battery is good first. You can test the ground by connecting the test light to vehicle battery ground and then while trying to go up on the control put the probe of the test light on the motor case. If the light comes on you have an open ground. The light should NOT come on if the ground is good.
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2011
  6. Diesel_brad

    Diesel_brad Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    Ok. Thanks guys. I'll try that 1st thing sundayThumbs Up
     
  7. Diesel_brad

    Diesel_brad Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    Well I had 10 min to look at the plow today.My motor is done. How much do these cost to rebuild? Is it even worth it? What do used ones go for? Or even rebuilt ones?
     
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Find Jim From Equipment Specialist on here and he'll find out if for you.
     
  9. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    I have never seen anyone have them rebuilt but I know they cost about $200 here in Canada.
     
  10. Diesel_brad

    Diesel_brad Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    Well a guy i bought a blade from has a "spare" new motor for $100. I cant seem to find a used on locally. And New ones are 125
     
  11. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    If it's new that would be a good deal.
     
  12. Diesel_brad

    Diesel_brad Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    I could care less. It is just going on a truck I am selling. It just needs to work
     
  13. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    In any case you save 25$ and can sell it saying "brand new motor"
     
  14. Diesel_brad

    Diesel_brad Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    Well I tore the motor apart. It needs bushings. Anyone know where to get bushings and Possibly brushes? ASAP
     
  15. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

    Western,Meyer...none of the companies offer service parts for motors anymore that I know of.
     
  16. Diesel_brad

    Diesel_brad Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    Ok. Got bushings from local starter/alternator rebuilder, for $2Thumbs Up. Motor now runs and smooth. But i have no movement of the cylinder. It sounds like it is moving fluid. But the lift cylinder is not moving.

    ideas?
     
  17. Diesel_brad

    Diesel_brad Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    Well i pinned the blade on and hooked up the angle hoses. I dont have any angle either:realmad:.
    Looking like the pump is bad:mad:

    is there some way to tell that it is the pump?
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2011