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Leaky Couplers

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by jjklongisland, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. jjklongisland

    jjklongisland Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    Hi, I recently just bought a 97 ram with a 7.5 Meyer with an E-60. The plow is in great condition but for some reason the couplers where the hydraulic lines connect to the pump are slightly leaking. I have a new driveway and it has been making a mess. Any suggestions on what to do in order to prevent this. Should I just go and get new fittings for the pump and the lines? Never really had this happen with any of my previous Meyer plows on my older trucks.

    Will the hydraulic fluid on the driveway eventually wear away... Really upsetting me after I spent $10,000 on my driveway in September...
  2. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    Put the new connectors on. This spring make sure you get a good cleaner product and scrub the crap out of it.
  3. jjklongisland

    jjklongisland Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    I cant remember, is there supposed to be a rubber o-ring on the male side to prevent it from leaking out. Neither of my males have any o rings...
  4. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    No orings. Make sure you get quality ball type connectors, not the chinese made or pin type.