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problem with plow

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by josolar, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. josolar

    josolar Junior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 14

    When I lift the plow up, or swing the plow left or right, the plow pump seems to be staying on even after the plow is all the way up. Eventually it drained my battery. Whats wrong?
     
  2. sixspeed

    sixspeed Senior Member
    Messages: 306

    What kind of plow and what kind of truck????

    Big queston - What kind of plow and what kind of truck???? :confused:

    Thanks!
     
  3. ssupercoolss

    ssupercoolss Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    either your switches are sticking, or your solenoid is sticking. use a test light....start at the pump, work your way back through the soleniod. a soleniod at rest should only have power at one place. i'm thinking your soleniod is staying connected even when you drop the power out.

    dan
     
  4. sixspeed

    sixspeed Senior Member
    Messages: 306


    Hmmm I was thinking that but he does say that it happens for up/left/right. Current should be flowing to only one relay/spool valve for the up/down action????
     
  5. deh8255

    deh8255 Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 36

    Pump Solenoid is #1 Probable Cause

    Pump Solenoid operates on up/left/right motion. Down should not require pump solenoid to even engage. This is where I would start. Not any more than a $20 and you should be AOK. This solenoid is by far the hardest worker as a result of higher current and highest number of cycles.
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2005
  6. josolar

    josolar Junior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 14

    I put in a new selenoid and the battery is still getting drained after plowing for 10-15min. its a 6.5ft fisher mmI and a 96 tacoma. I am thinking of trying a heavy duty battery. I am hoping it is not the plow motor.