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Boss-V wont lift, It just click's, Please help!!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by TreffertLawnWrx, Dec 13, 2003.

  1. TreffertLawnWrx

    TreffertLawnWrx Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    Worked fine yesterday, I topped off the fluid and all it I hear is the seleniod clicking. Power is good to the controller & plow lights but not lifting just clicking. Im worried cuz snow is on its way, i know you guys can help. Could the pump be shot?selenoid? thanks for you prompt answers, Scott:)
  2. legoconstruct

    legoconstruct Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    is it doing anything?
    does it angle?
    did it work before you topped off fluid?
  3. TreffertLawnWrx

    TreffertLawnWrx Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    doesnt angle either way, hooked up didnt work, went to fleet and got some plow fluid. came back topped off the fluid started to raise but ran to front (try to latch pins cuz the springs are bent up) did that about three times when it would lift anymore, just click. so yes it wants to lift but the pump is not engaging.?
  4. Craftybigdog

    Craftybigdog Senior Member
    Messages: 238

    Are you putting it in float mode then trying it?
  5. TreffertLawnWrx

    TreffertLawnWrx Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    how do i put it in float with the handheld controller? I was never shown!
  6. captdevo

    captdevo PlowSite.com Sponsor
    Messages: 58

    check power on both sides of solenoid when trying the activate. if you have good voltage 12v+ on both sides.....
    check ground to solenoid. loosen and retighten mount screws....

    check and clean power cables at the plug....

    i have also had a few ground problems on the valve body as well, i add a seperate ground harness which connects each valve in line to the frame.
  7. captdevo

    captdevo PlowSite.com Sponsor
    Messages: 58

    hold the down button till it turns red
  8. TreffertLawnWrx

    TreffertLawnWrx Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    GOT IT!!:D Wow, Im so greatful for all the guys here at plow site.You guys were right on it was the ground that was a little loose. Boy am I relieved. i just wanted to say thanks from the bottom of my heart!!(not to sound to mushy!) i dont know what id do without you guys, Merry Christmas!!!! Sincerely, Scott
  9. captdevo

    captdevo PlowSite.com Sponsor
    Messages: 58

    Kewl...Good Deal!!
  10. JasonJ

    JasonJ Member
    Messages: 34


    I had the same problem last year with my Boss V, it actually melted the solenoid. I put a heavier duty solenoid on, checked all connections, and it would work for a awhile then stop working. Turned out it was the ground to chassis from the solenoid that was corroded. I didn't check it because whoever installed it went through a lot of trouble to remove the wiper fluid resevoir and ground off down behind it instead of the five billion other places it could have been grounded out in the open.:dizzy:
  11. bossplow

    bossplow Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    New BOSS HD solenoid

    I never found that they had a problem with the old solenoid but check out the new HD one. It has a round appearance and is much heavier than the old one. Very tough looking piece.