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Plow not moving just clicking... please help =)

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by jamiek913, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. jamiek913

    jamiek913 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I tried hooking up my plow the other day for the first time this year and nothing happens the solenod on the truck just clicks. All the lights and everything works. The motor does not turn or make any noises. Any help would be greatly appreciated... Any response is a good one, thanks.
     
  2. steve_robert

    steve_robert Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    first off pop your hood and check with a test light that when the selenoid clicks power is going through it. Than if that is working check that power is making it to the end of the truck side cable. If that is working plug the plow in and see if power is making it to the motor. Do the same with the grounds too make sure they are good. For grounds just take a booster cable from the plow to the negative battery terminal. You will find your problem somewhere there. If all the above fails than chances are it is your motor thats done but more than likely it is time for a new selenoid
     
  3. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    Your power connection is failing. It happened to me and I ended up swapping out my OEM connectors for a set of Anderson connectors. Never had an issue after that.

    Jerre in PA sells everything you need as a set (connectors and wire).

    http://www.jerres.com/
     
  4. jamiek913

    jamiek913 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    test light? I'm sorry but what do you mean by that
     
  5. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    Just take it to your dealer. :waving:
     
  6. jamiek913

    jamiek913 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    i actually just called them but i figured i'd post cause every other experiance i've had on other forums has been nothing but good... no one has ever told me to go to a dealership
     
  7. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    I don't want to discourage you from trying to fix it yourself but if you don't even know what a test light is that tells me you're probably not up to the task of diagnosing the issue.

    I still believe your problem is with your power connection though.

    Good luck
     
  8. steve_robert

    steve_robert Junior Member
    Messages: 19

  9. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Take a large screw driver and jump the terminals on the solenoid. If the plow moves, then your solenoid is bad.
     
  10. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    If your solenoid is fine, then clean your connections and take a small screwdriver and expand the metal connections on the power cables just a hair. I had the exact same problem and after I did this I was fine.
     
  11. elecblu

    elecblu Member
    Messages: 79

    Had a similar problem with my smart hitch and it ended up being a bad toggle switch on the plow.
     
  12. greyst1

    greyst1 Member
    from 44720
    Messages: 72

    I didn't know what a test light was before i installed my plow and thank god i didnt have them install it. The service tech's at my dealer are idiots who do low class minimum work which is shotty but they knew what a test light is.....

    I guess if you know what a test light is ur qualified to fix your own problem.

    WOW, heaven forbid someone ask a ?......
     
  13. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    So you quote this post of mine but not the 1st one where I gave the guy an honest opinion of his problem as well as a link to a guy who sells the parts he may need? Interesting.

    I think you either wrote what you did to brag about the fact you put your own plow on or you're trying to be the forum hero. Either way, keep up the great work. You're a real asset to the forum :rolleyes:
     
  14. schockservices

    schockservices Junior Member
    from ND
    Messages: 28

    IMO Camden hit it right on i have similar issues with my juice leads should change them out. Camden what do the anderson connectors look like and where did you find them i would like to adapt something so when i put my plow away and mount my winch it would hook up like the plow and adapt jumper cables the same way.
     
  15. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

  16. schockservices

    schockservices Junior Member
    from ND
    Messages: 28

    thanks man already got 20 hours in plowing and blizzardin out now of to get rest then back at her Have a good thanksgiving
     
  17. greyst1

    greyst1 Member
    from 44720
    Messages: 72

    Here we go, another care bear on plowsite.... No bragging, just hate when people give chit about asking a question... BTW, are you part of the PS judge's panel????
     
  18. jamiek913

    jamiek913 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    As suggested i took it to a dealer and i went though many of the processes that everyone said on here, and what we concluded was when we attached jumper cables directly to the motor and we finally got it to turn but it was turning very weakly. They said to replace the motor because the brushes have worn down too much. I picked one up for $225 and I am installing it tomorrow.

    Just curious does this diagnosis sound good? Also any advice about changing the motor? they told me not to hold it upside down cause all the brushes will fall out but it all seems very simple.