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First Fluid Chnge for Me

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by kbsnow, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. kbsnow

    kbsnow Senior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 146

    I recently purchaed a a 91 GMC with a Western cable plow. The fluid looked dirty when I disconnected the hoses from the plow. I finally got the nerve to drain and clean and fill...but I could not find the drain plug. After moving the pump to the up position, I disconnected the bottom bolt from the pump and swung out the bottom to be closer to the ground. I finally noticed a small allen-key bolt. Sure enough that was it. drained the pump and as it was draining I removed the fill plug to release the pressure. Fluid was a redish color so I figured it was trans fluid. I then removed the electric motor so I can get to the filter....what a surprise. The inside of the housing was SPOTLESS, as though it was just serviced. The screen filter was laying on the bottom of the housing, and looked pretty clean. I cleaned the filter and installed it on its mount. I partially filled the pump housing with fluid, installed a new gasket, and installed the electric motor. I then installed the bottom bolt, and then moved the plow lever to the lower position with the filler plug out. I guessed pretty good as some fluid came out, but not a whole lot. I filled until the bottom of the threads and capped her up. All I have left to do is drain the cylinders on the blade and I'm all set.
  2. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    good for you.......i too will be doing my first on 2 plows this year...

    nerve racking if you never done it....nervous to screw it up