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Western plow problem - please help

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Kardos, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. Kardos

    Kardos Junior Member
    from Caledon
    Messages: 2


    So I'm pretty new to this type of equipment and I cant seem to get the plow movin.

    I bought a new solenoid and installed it, I hit the switch and it came up and now it wont move again.

    I traced the switch connections and they seem fine.

    The harness's lights are and the solenoid clicks when I hit the switch, so the solenoid has to be fine.

    I'm at a standstill and theres snow in the forecast!

    Please voice your opinion.

  2. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Bad solenoid, bad ground, orange/black wire to positive, bad motor, bad controller.
  3. Kardos

    Kardos Junior Member
    from Caledon
    Messages: 2

    the solenoid is brand new, I have moved the ground, the controller has power and causes the solenoid to click....
  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    a new solenoid doent mean it is good

    alot of bad "new" solenoids are out there
  5. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    do you have power and ground at the motor? using jumper cables provide power and ground to the motor. does it run? if it does run use the control and see if it does all functions.

    if it all works then your problem is solenoid or ground related.
  6. equip guy

    equip guy Member
    Messages: 38

    Like no lead said power up the electric motor, if the motor runs then your main motor is good, but you may want to check the lg dia wires from the motor to the batt and your truck ground, If when all hooked up you move the joystick and the motor runs, but no up, left or right, then your solonoid is good and you have a problem in the control circut. Those too have individual grounds and power sources. CHECK AND CLEAN ALL YOUR GROUNDS from the truck to the coils. Also apply dieelectric grease after cleaning to protect your newly clleaned areas, also ck your connector plugs for corrosion, Let us know, good luck