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western plow making my truck bog down?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by rjstone4, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. rjstone4

    rjstone4 Member
    Messages: 59

    I have a 1997 GMC 3/4 truck with western ultra mount truck runs fine when you lifted plow or drop plow right too left it bugs the truck way down? When truck at idle turn plow lift too right its fine only bugs down when your on the gas!?? I replaced motor plowside connector and solenoid I tryed different controller.what you guys think?
  2. johnhenry1933

    johnhenry1933 Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    I'm having a real difficult time trying to understand the exact problem.
  3. rjstone4

    rjstone4 Member
    Messages: 59

    Yea mee too ha when the truck is in park I rev truck use the plow truck runs fine when I but truck in reverse or drive rev truck it runs like crap???
  4. Western1

    Western1 Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 668

    Check all your grounds. Where is the power for the controller tapped? Fuse panel? What fuse?
  5. bartman1175

    bartman1175 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Thats not really making any sense. Is the truck not running right or is the plow not running right ?
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,745

    English birdseed. Try again
  7. Truarn

    Truarn Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Take the plows electric motor off and clean all the carbon out of it.
  8. nealybird

    nealybird Senior Member
    Messages: 700

    You got a lot of carbon scoring here. It looks like you boys have seen a lot of action
  9. rjstone4

    rjstone4 Member
    Messages: 59

    Thanks for the info I clean her up twm ill let know what she does
  10. Truarn

    Truarn Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    You will probably have to tap the housing of the motor and/or use a screwdriver to remove it. Be careful when removing that the motor housing and armature stay together. Tap and blow out with compressed air and spray some electrical cleaner in it. Do not breath any of the carbon dust.
  11. big john 58

    big john 58 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    i have an older western 7ft and wont go up, kills engine, goes down and angle fine
  12. Truarn

    Truarn Junior Member
    Messages: 16