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Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by DJ Contracting, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    7.6 straight RT3 started acting weird at the tail end of this last storm then now it won't raise, or angle left or right. I can hear the solenoid click when trying to move the plow. Any suggestions?
  2. NLMCT

    NLMCT Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 148

    drain the fluid check for water in the cylinders and refill with new fluid
  3. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    I forgot to mention this which I believe is crucial information

    The plow would jerk to the right and also angle to the right spontaneously wether plowing or driving. I would have to push the left control just to stop it from angling. Anyway I'm going to pull it the garage throw some heat on and then pull the cover off and see if any of the wire are corroded, and change the fluid.
  4. sogreen01

    sogreen01 Junior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 9

    I was having the same issue (without the jerking), cleaned all connections and everything was fine afterwards.
  5. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    Thanks I'll give it a try
  6. MahonLawnCare

    MahonLawnCare Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 852

    Sounds like connection issue. I've had them do some pretty wacky stuff when one of those wires was loose or corroded.
  7. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    So I went through the wire connectors, grounds, changed the fluid, and talked to a Boss tech. With that all being said it didn't change a thing. The Tech told me to check the valve where the two solenoids are, I told him that I'd check it tmrw, as I was just out in 7 degree weather and was trying to warm up. I thought that the issue was in the controller, so I called my nephew who plows for another company and asked him if I could try out his Boss controller (process of elimination). We took a trip to Saginaw which is where the truck is located and tried the controller, low and behold it work perfectly. Now either I figure out what wrong with the controller, or buy a new one here locally as we have another storm coming Thursday into Friday. Who's me luck.