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Unimount won't move after fluid change

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by CRTurboGuy, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. CRTurboGuy

    CRTurboGuy Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    I've got an older 6.5' Unimount that I changed the fluid and filter on tonight. I unhooked the ram hoses from the solenoid box and pushed the blade left and right a couple times to get all of the old fluid out of the rams and hoses. My unit is older and doesn't have a fluid level plug, so I went ahead and put in about 1.75 bottles of plow fluid. I then jacked the plow up slightly and tried powering on and running it left/right, but it wouldn't budge. I manually pushed the blade back and forth a few times, and then tried w/ the controls and still nothing. When I went to open the fill plug, I had fluid spray out all over me. Did I put too much fluid in?

    Here's a short video of what it sounds like.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW24NMmbWb0


    Thanks,

    --JOsh
     
  2. CRTurboGuy

    CRTurboGuy Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Bump. Any ideas?

    --JOsh
     
  3. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    Bleed the air out of the lines and angle rams.
     
  4. CRTurboGuy

    CRTurboGuy Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Ok, stupid question... How?

    --JOsh
     
  5. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    did you take the pump out while doing the flush?
     
  6. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    Crack the lines and pivot the plow back and fourth manually until fluid comes out.
     
  7. CRTurboGuy

    CRTurboGuy Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    You're talking the pump that's inside the fluid cavity that the filter is attached to? Yes. Was I not supposed to? Seemed to be the only way to get the filter off.

    Crack them at the swivel connection? Won't they suck air in when I'm pushing back and forth?

    --JOsh
     
  8. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    sounds like you lost the o-ring that is on the bottom of the pump. not a air in line problem, pump would build pressure and move blade.