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e-60 wont go up

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by NThill93, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. NThill93

    NThill93 Member
    Messages: 96

    Ok so my issue is sometimes my plow wont raise all the way up. sometimes i hit it and it comes up fully and sometimes it comes up 1" and wont go any higher. sometimes it comes up 1" then i hit it again and it comes up slowly. doesnt matter if the plow is full of snow, fluid is cold theres no common denominator. I am thinking its a sticky a valve just looking for some other opinions. It also leaks down while driving. leave the truck parked with the plow up and it holds perfect once you drive it leaks down in a couple miles. the fluid is 1" below the hole and its new fluid. just looking for some opinions. thanks
     
  2. JeepCoMJ

    JeepCoMJ Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    Sounds like the packing has a tear that is exaggerated by bumps or motion. Or a sticky valve...but it is more likely than not that the packing is going bad.
     
  3. JoelP

    JoelP Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Which packing are you referring to?

    I have an E-60 that tries to lift, but can't get the blade off the ground. Fluid is at level, left/right works. Started out working fine, then, by the end of an hour, started acting up. Fluid was a bit low, but not bad. Since then, the B valve has been replaced, not the coil. Still no luck.

    Thanks in advance.
    Joel
     
  4. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,677

    Before tearing pump apart you need to check the fluid for water. Check filters and have pressure checked. If all that checks out it is packing cup or lift tube o ring. Packing is bolted to bottom of lift ram and is what the fluid pushes on to raise the plow. Lift tube o ring seals the bottom of the chamber where the fluid goes to lift the plow.
     
  5. JoelP

    JoelP Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Thank you for Quick reply! I will be checking fluid/filters Tuesday. More later! Thank you again!
     
  6. JoelP

    JoelP Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Ok, back.

    Removed unit to bench, removed both fill cap and drain plug. Unit is full of fluid, but nothing will come out. Gently probing inside of drain hole, feels pretty solid. Not sure what's up??
     
  7. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,722

    Just to throw a quick response at ya, sounds like it's frozen. With it leaking down I'd guess you have a seal issue and it needs a new seal kit put in. This allows water to get into the pump, which froze up.

    My knowledge is scarce though, I'm no expert.
     
  8. JoelP

    JoelP Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Pump was still running, angles l/r, and was lifting. Then became weaker, and would not lift the blade... Are you thinking the pump froze up, or there may be water in the bottom, and it is literally frozen?
     
  9. JoelP

    JoelP Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Well I'll be a monkey's uncle! It was literally frozen! Starting to drain now.
     
  10. JoelP

    JoelP Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Thank you much!
     
  11. JoelP

    JoelP Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Found the water in the fluid. Filters were somewhat dirty, but not filthy. Is it likely I need a seal kit? Is it a rebuild seal kit, or a particular kit I should be looking for?

    Thanks for you time. I am new to the plow/pump repair gig. I really appreciate your knowledge and effort to help the newbies out.

    Joel
     
  12. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,722

    I just did the basic seal kit in my e47. It was $35 or something. There is a master seal kit for around $100 or something that kimber told me about. I assume the e60 will have the same kits.
     
  13. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,722

    Kimber and Randall have been my hero's. These guys are unbelievably kind ( and patient). I am new to this also, but have gone through hell with mine in the last few months.
     
  14. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,677

    Need to start by figuring out how the water got in. Any where fluid leaks out water can get in. Most common is the wiper seal and leaky angle rams. Buy the master rebuild kit. You want it to be spotless inside. Clean, clean again and one more time to be sure. Flush all the fluid out of the rams. Take your time. Also there are a bunch of good vids from smith brothers on the interweb. Good luck.