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plow problem

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by curtis, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. curtis

    curtis Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    i just hooked up a meyers plow on my 87 chevy truck. i got it wired correctly but when i went to raise the plow alsl i heard was a loud click noise coming from the solenoid. the same happens when i try to angle the plow. does anyone know what could be the problem?
  2. wickedcarpenter

    wickedcarpenter Member
    Messages: 36

    You have a bad ground if it's only clicking and not moving.Make sure the neg cable on the battery is tight. You may want to run another ground wire off the plow motor to the truck giving you 2 ground wires.
  3. infineon954

    infineon954 Senior Member
    Messages: 235

    get rid of the meyers altogether , get a Western
  4. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    Now thats a lot of help!

    Is the original poster trying to say that the pump motor itself is not running? If so you need to check power leads for it and the solenoid that switchs power to it.
  5. danmc

    danmc Member
    Messages: 84

    Try this link - it's extremely helpful...


    Click on the Electro Lift Power Units Service Manual to downlowd the entire manual.

    OR try this link:

    Then click Troubleshooting, At the very bottom of the Toubleshooting page there are six specific downloads regarding raising and angling problems.

    I had similar problems with my plow. Learn from my mistake, start at the very basic and least expensive parts such as grounds and connections. I replaced a wiring harness and in-cab controller because I didn't know what I was doing....

    Good luck!
  6. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,815

    your kidding right i have had mine for 5 years and i know people that use e47 and e46 with no problems