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Western pump went belly up

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Paulie's Plowin, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. Paulie's Plowin

    Paulie's Plowin Member
    Messages: 60

    This pump was working perfect and my son over filled it with oil. Does anyone know where I should look to remedy this. The pump is an electric unit.
     
  2. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    Take a line off, put end of line into a clean milk jug, hit the function for that line?
    Get a big bore syringe at TSC and suck it out?
     
  3. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,712

    There is no drain plug? Not doing anything?
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,005

    What western plow?
     
  5. Paulie's Plowin

    Paulie's Plowin Member
    Messages: 60

    I drained it out to a normal level but the problem still exist a very very slow rise to blade. Its a pro plow w/older electric pump [no cable]
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,005

    Do you have the ck plug on the side of the housing? When the fluid stops pouring out then its at the right level. (lift ram all the way dwn and the blade straight )
     
  7. Paulie's Plowin

    Paulie's Plowin Member
    Messages: 60

    Yes that's what I did. You can hear the motor and its attempting to rise but its a sad site. I took the motor off today and noticed that 2 of the pump bolts were loose. the 2 that mount it to the base were tight. The filter screen had a film on it. I took carb cleaner and cleaned it off.
     
  8. 06Sierra

    06Sierra PlowSite.com Addict
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,329

    Dump a couple ounces of seafoam trans tune in the fluid. If it's moisture related, that should help. Had a similar issue with my mm1 yesterday. Worked fine after that.