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Electrical Problem

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Mattruck1992, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. Mattruck1992

    Mattruck1992 Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Ok I am pretty good at electronics and things like that

    But today I decided to try to get the plow on my dad's truck (soon to be mine) which is a 97 or 98 Ford F-350. It has a Meyer E-60 pump on it. The plow has not been used in 5 or so years and needed some work. I tested the solonoid that was off the battery it tested bad so we replaced it then went to hook everything back up. When every thing powered back up and hit the up button on the controller there was a sound that sounded like something was shorting out but the plow went up. We then tried to move it left, right, or down but none of those worked. So to get it down we turned off the truck, the plow went down but the pump stayed on and started to melt the insulation on the positive wire going to the pump, the only way we could get it to stop was to cut the wire to the solonoid.

    My question is what could have caused this and do you guys think this is fixable
  2. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    bad switch ..or possibly u installed the soilinoid incorrectly