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My xls is dropping so fast, as if there is no resistance at all. It's done it since I got it, it has actually cracked cement.
I tried to adjust the quill and it does not make any difference at all no matter what I do to it. It looks like a sheet metal screw and I screwed it all the way in with no difference. It was on the lower left side of the plow manifold, on the backside of the pump behind the plastic cover

What else could cause this?
 

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Jguck25;2099731 said:
My xls is dropping so fast, as if there is no resistance at all. It's done it since I got it, it has actually cracked cement.
I tried to adjust the quill and it does not make any difference at all no matter what I do to it. It looks like a sheet metal screw and I screwed it all the way in with no difference. It was on the lower left side of the plow manifold, on the backside of the pump behind the plastic cover

What else could cause this?
It stays raised going down the road?

First, make sure you're adjusting the right one...see attached.

second, pull the Quill, inspect the seal.

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I wished I could get on more frequently.
So does Defcon. :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:
 

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I think I found the problem, I was adjusting a screw in that spot but it does not look like that. I'm not with the plow to verify but it looks like the previous owner filled that hole with a sheet metal screw. I have a picture but I can't add it from my phone, have to get to my computer
 

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RepoMan207;2100100 said:
It stays raised going down the road?

First, make sure you're adjusting the right one...see attached.

second, pull the Quill, inspect the seal.

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Yeah it stays raised, but it never used to. When I first got it two years ago it would slowly leak down and I replaced I beleive the s2 and now its fine
 

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The correct screw on mine was a fairly wide slotted aluminum screw on the left rear partially hidden under some wires.I had to turn it all the way in first and then back it out like a half turn.It's a pain with plow hooked up to find it and get a screw driver on the slot.You have to make sure it's all the way in before you back it out.We just adjusted our 2 new xls's yesterday abd the adjustment range is very small between no drop and fast drop.
 

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Jguck25;2100363 said:
I think I found the problem, I was adjusting a screw in that spot but it does not look like that. I'm not with the plow to verify but it looks like the previous owner filled that hole with a sheet metal screw. I have a picture but I can't add it from my phone, have to get to my computer
Man I hope not. What a mess that would be. Let us know, I'm curious.
 

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looks like the correct quill that is in it. I pulled it out and the oring seems fine. I put it back in and even with it completely screwed in, it drops with absolutely no resistance. although it does look like with it screwed in there are still two threads showing. but it goes in very easy with no corrosion.

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Jguck25;2101242 said:
looks like the correct quill that is in it. I pulled it out and the oring seems fine. I put it back in and even with it completely screwed in, it drops with absolutely no resistance. although it does look like with it screwed in there are still two threads showing. but it goes in very easy with no corrosion.
They must have changed something,my new xls doesn't look like that
 

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Jguck25;2101242 said:
looks like the correct quill that is in it. I pulled it out and the oring seems fine. I put it back in and even with it completely screwed in, it drops with absolutely no resistance. although it does look like with it screwed in there are still two threads showing. but it goes in very easy with no corrosion.
Should turn in all the way, past flush, then you back it out...I think it's a 1/8 of a turn at a time...until desired drop speed is achieved.

Are you saying it bottoms out with threads showing? If so, something's not right.
 

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Yes it bottoms out with probably 3/16ths of the screw still sticking out. Even two threads are still visible. Anyone have a 2012 xls they could measure the quill on? Maybe someone put in the wrong quill?
 

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Yes it bottoms out with probably 3/16ths of the screw still sticking out. Even two threads are still visible. Anyone have a 2012 xls they could measure the quill on? Maybe someone put in the wrong quill?

Jguck25, I know this is an old thread, but did you figure out what your issue was? I have the same plow and am having the same issue as you. Screwed in the whole way I still have a few threads sticking out and it drops with no resistance. It carries fine down the road, but I am a little weak when picking the plow up if it's against a snow pile. I have to back out of the pile before it will raise the plow.
 
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