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Hydraulic of electrical issue? Please help

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by NaturesEnemy1, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. NaturesEnemy1

    NaturesEnemy1 Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 36

    Installed an RT3 7.6 straight blade that I bought used, into a 1999 chevy k3500 dump truck. When I bought the plow I picked it up and hooked it up to another truck with an RT3 mount. Plow worked great. No problems.

    I worked this new/used plow up to our truck via diagrams and good guessing. I'm waiting on head light adapters to come in from BOSS so the head light currently aren't hooked up. Plow is hooked up and with angle left and right. I can hear solenoid clicking. But plow won't raise. The only way I can get it to raise is if I pulse the button. When I pulse the button, the plow will raise 1/4" at a time. I put some fluid in. Seems like levels are normal.
    I checked the pin on the 13 pin connector and everything is fine (remember, it worked fine when I brought it home). Is this problem electrical or hydraulic?

    I can't hook it up to other truck because we had to put a different power plug on plow.
    Any help would be great.
  2. BossEric

    BossEric Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    have you tried another controller? this is where I would start.
  3. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,123

    Your guessing may be the problem. Check to make sure you wired it correctly. A missing ground could make lots of problems.
    Motor solenoid could be bad.
  4. NaturesEnemy1

    NaturesEnemy1 Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 36

    Thanks guys. I'll check it out tomorrow. I did buy a new controller for it. Plus I've tried 3 different controllers and it still doesn't raise.

    Any other thoughts? I'll report back tomorrow
  5. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,123

    Does the motor run when you try to lift it?
    If not motor solenoid could be bad.
  6. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,912

    Seems to reason in my head that if it worked fine on another truck before you changed the power plug, and now it doesn't work right, that you've got electrical issues. I can't say that I've ever seen a hydraulic package just up and die like that.
  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,391

    What's good guessing?
  8. NaturesEnemy1

    NaturesEnemy1 Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 36

    Found the problem. White wire (plow up) had power from controller all the way up to the 13 pin plug. Somehow the pin inside the plug has worn out. Bypassed the plug and plow works great now. Probably going to just order a new wiring harness.

    Pins (male and female) both look fine. Who knows. Thanks again for your help guys.