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What problems bad Couplers cause

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Kenyou, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. Kenyou

    Kenyou Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    Can anyone tell me what problems that bad quick disconnect couplers can cause?
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,515

    Things don't work:D
  3. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,868


    depends on whats bad. from my experience (which is not much) the valve and the seals go bad. if its the valve it wont flow , if its the seal it will leak and not have the correct pressure
  4. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Yup, thats pretty much it.

    Use the type of coupler that has the ball, not the pin type and dont try and use a ball type with a pin.
  5. Kenyou

    Kenyou Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    So I take it that it may not keep the plow in one position and always collapses to the right.

    Thanks for your help guys. Have a Merry Christmas!
  6. Buster F

    Buster F Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    Unless you have fluid squirting out of the coupler everytime it collapses to the right then the problem is not the coupler. Sounds like a too soft relief valve to me.
  7. Kenyou

    Kenyou Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    Thanks Busster. There isn't any fluid coming out that I am aware of. I'll check and make sure.