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plow wont work

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by PremierSnowPlow, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. PremierSnowPlow

    PremierSnowPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    I just bought a pro plow for one of my trucks today and i got it home everything was in excellent working order. I go to move it to straight when I was unhooking and I got nothing. I can hear solenoid click, controller works, everything works but up,left,right. And its intermittent, it worked for a few minutes then it didnt. Its a newer plow also, so im stumped. Any ideas? Checked all grounds, connections. The only thing that seams weird is the power hook up, its kind of sloppy and its also full of dialectic grease. More than normal.
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,983

    What plow is it your talking about.
    You know the rules. Make and model
     
  3. PremierSnowPlow

    PremierSnowPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    Western pro plow. Sorry I thought I put it in there
     
  4. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,548

    U did, he's asking about truck
     
  5. PremierSnowPlow

    PremierSnowPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    haha im an idiot. once again, sorry! been a long day re doing my kitchen. its a 2002 f350 PSD
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,983

    No. Actually asking about plow. Pro. Plus. Don't usually mean a lot
    Unimount.....
    Ultramount.....3 plug (at the grill) 3 port Iso or 4 port?
    Or new 2 plug fleet flex?
     
  7. PremierSnowPlow

    PremierSnowPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    Ultra mount
    3 plug at grill 4 at the iso
     
  8. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,691

    Is motor on pump running? I am guessing solenoid. Try shorting solenoid's large terminals to see if motor runs.
     
  9. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,983

    Yea, Ck the output side of the solenoid. Also watch the clicker light. See if it ever goes off
     
  10. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

    "" The only thing that seams weird is the power hook up, its kind of sloppy and its also full of dialectic grease. More than normal. ""




    rewire the spaghetti while you can , no fun when its coming down and your under the hood threading wires .
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2014
  11. PremierSnowPlow

    PremierSnowPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    I hooked up a backup poly pro and it works perfect, no problems at all. I'm thinking oys on the plow side
     
  12. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,691

    Try tapping lightly on plow motor while someone else operates the control. Stay clear of plow.
     
  13. NE-Parts

    NE-Parts Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Are you getting power directly at the motor when it's activated? Clipping a test light backwards (alligator clamp to the + side of motor and tip of test light to battery negative) and trying to control the plow up, left, right will give you a clue whether you are getting juice to the motor. Could be that the motor has built up corrosion internally and will need replacement or burnishing of the brushes and commutator (if you want to get that far into it).