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conventional wont lower

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by birddseedd, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    so today was fun. driving around the plow went down. already knew the seals were leaking. already had a brand new set to replace. i get 2 brand new cables and in the process of replacing them i notice the plow wont go down. took the packing nut out and replaced the seals. i got it to go down once after that but its basically stuck up.

    i do have a mostly new valve i can put in it. or could it be the part the cable attaches to?

    operating the valves with my finger, not the control box. up left right all work

    thanks for the help
  2. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,122

    Since its a mechanical valve control, its either the lever, cable, linkage, or the valve itself.
  3. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    what is hte linkage? how woudl i tell if its the lever? kidna thinkin its the valve. i had to adjust it quite a bit to make it so it wasnt real stiff to push down, now hte angeling is kinda slow
  4. nealybird

    nealybird Senior Member
    Messages: 750

  5. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    I looked at it. i adjusted my valve in and the up and down works, but the angel goes super slow.

    the fix is to adjust the valuve out. but if i move it out, my down gets real stiff and hard to push the lever to the position.

    would mean i have a bad 3 way valve?