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i can push my wideout left and right when off the ground

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by bull dozer, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. bull dozer

    bull dozer Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    plow has very little hydraulic power to the right or left.removed all 8 soleniod valves and checked for debre one of the lower ones on the drivers side had a o ring stuck in it but none of the valves were missing any o rings everything else on the plow works fine.where did the o ring come from?
  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665


    Sounds like the pressure relief valve has failed, but only a wild guess on my part.

  3. 7_below

    7_below Senior Member
    Messages: 245

    Ditto on that notion.
  4. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,353

    You need to start at the pump pressure to see what you have to work with. Your pump could be hooped and not making pressure, or the pump could be fine and, as the others have suggested, the pressure relief valve is failing and allowing the pressure to leak away to reservoir, or both of those are fine and you have a control valve problem and the pressure is simply not being directed to the approprate rams effectively. Here is a link to the Wide-out mechanic's guide, check it out and then come back with your next question... http://library.westernplows.com/westernplows/pdf/21936_121704.pdf I hope that you have some tools, pressure gauge and a comfortable place to work because the wide-out has one of the most complex hydraulic units that Western makes, it's no piece of cake to troubleshoot.