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testing motor

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by brrybck, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. brrybck

    brrybck Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    how would you test 12v pump motor sounds like its running slow
     
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    That doesn't sound like a motor issue, more like a pump or power issue. Are you running ATF or a premium plow fluid? ATF is considerably thicker than 5606 (the formulation number most premium fluids fall under. as much a 11 times thicker. The issue could be thick fluid and the motor having to work much harder and draw more amperage to turn the gear pump.