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Plow won't Raise until Truck gets warm.

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by dingybigfoot, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. dingybigfoot

    dingybigfoot Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    We've had some really cold weather lately. And I've noticed my plow will only angle when i Just start up my truck. It isnt until my truck gets warm that my plow will raise.
    Anyone experience this??
     
  2. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    If you are in Toronto when did you get really cold weather?

    How old is the plow and what type of fluid are you running? I don't think it has been cold enough to effect plow performance yet.
     
  3. dingybigfoot

    dingybigfoot Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    plow is about 7 yrs old. and im using western fluid.
     
  4. snowangel13

    snowangel13 Junior Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 18

    Drain the fluid, replace the filter and refill with new fluid. That should fix the problem.
     
  5. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    If you are using the red ATF fluid then you should use synthetic when you change it. It works better at lower temperatures. If you don't change the filter you should at least remove and clean it. When was the last time you serviced the fluid and filter?