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Power hungry plow.

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by glennv, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. glennv

    glennv Junior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 12

    I've go a Pathfinder plow and it seems like it's starved for power. It's on a Wrangler, two year old battery, 160 amp alternator upgrade. The plow does tilt and lift but lifts slower than I remember. I remember last year it wold go up fine without the engine even running. Now it will hardly do that and dims the heck out of the lights when I and running the engine.

    I check the voltage at the battery engine off -12.6 and running at -14.5. Measured voltage drop across any connection points and nothing.

    Fluid is fine as well.

    Any thoughts.
     
  2. mwalsh9152

    mwalsh9152 Senior Member
    Messages: 434

    check all your plow connections, power and grounds etc

    Could be a weak motor
     
  3. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    motor on the plow is on its last leg sounds like
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,963

    What's the readings while operating.the plow?
     
  5. glennv

    glennv Junior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 12

    I triple checked the connections again. Bad connection on the ground side.

    Thanks