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western snow plow help

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by mwbuilds, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. mwbuilds

    mwbuilds Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    bought a used plow ok shape put on new rams, hoses,lights and solenoid fulled with new fluid turned on and angled to left and wont move back. Cant move it at all wont lift or angle motor runs but does nothing please help
  2. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    more than likely a stuck valve. check S-2 and S-3. they are under the red cover on the rear.
  3. mwbuilds

    mwbuilds Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    somewhat works now will only angle right then stuck there
  4. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Should be test procedures on the Western web site for the plow pump.
    Central parts warehouse ( link at top ) may still have the procedures too.
  5. mwbuilds

    mwbuilds Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    ok replaced all the values and coils still angles right no matter what way i move the joystick i think my lift cylinder is stuck would that have a affect on the angles
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Sounds like a controller issue. Disconnect the controller and hotwire the functions...

    1) Make up a jumper "Y" with a few pieces of wire and include a 5 amp inline fuse in one of the leads.
    2) Disconnect the controller and connect two ends of your jumper to both the #2 and #4 sockets in the truck side control plug.
    3) Take your remaining lead (be sure it's the fuse one) and touch it to the # 1 socket with the ignition on.

    Plow should angle to the left. If it does then the controller is the problem.

  7. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Really try not to "just replace parts" it will just piss u off, that it did not fix it. Make a real effort to diagnose a problem. It can be as simple as a bad connection or switch. Throwing parts at the problem costs way more then you need to spend most times. A $10 Volt Ohm Meter for testing is a great investment.