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lift valve help

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by kevs75, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. kevs75

    kevs75 Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I have 2 western cable pumps, one has a plastic cap that I think covers the lift valve adjustment and the other pump has a screw. I cant get the plastic out on the one because it's stuck in there and the screw wont budge on the other one. Any ideas on how to get the plastic out or screw loose so I can get one of these pumps adjusted to work right? Thanks, Kevin
  2. ljbev

    ljbev Senior Member
    Messages: 201


    I'm not positive but the plastic may be the upgraded version of the metal (older) lift valve. I have one in my toolbox cause I could never get the old metal one out..I just adjusted the best I could with the cable adjustments.
    ine used to angle slightly when lifting..If you get it to lift quickly not a big deal. Other than that I hear of guys drilling them out... I would not. You can check www.angelos-supplies.com they have some kind of rebuilding svc.

    Hope this helpsnyou some.
  3. kevs75

    kevs75 Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I finally got the srew out and was going to put new orings on it and now the up and down lever moves freely and doesnt spring back when you move it. All I saw that came out with valve was a small brass pin. The plastic one is pretty much stuck in there and is cracking apart. I read all the service manuals and like to do things myself and assumed this wasn't going to be this much of a pain. I dont know if there is a spring or something in the lift valve that causes the lever to spring but i might just send it out and be done with it. Kevin
  4. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    So Does the plastic plug come off or is it part of the adjustment screw? I would like to remove mine so that i can stop giving my old plow Viagra, to get it up.
  5. kevs75

    kevs75 Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I thought the plastic was like a plug to cover the screw but its the lift valve. Mine wouldnt turn and now its all broken apart. You would think Western wouldve put some type of anti seize on the threads to keep them from seizing up. You'll probly have a problem getting yours out if it even moves. I got the screw out by using pb blast and a big open end wrench to turn the screw driver handle but have no idea on how to get the plastic one out without destroying it if its stuck.
  6. 78W200

    78W200 Member
    Messages: 62

    The plastic is the lift valve. I had to drill mine out last year, to rebuild my pump. You do have to be careful drilling it out but it is not that bad. I chased the threads in mine to get all the crap out of the threads, I think it was a 5/8 -11. When you put the new one in be sure to use some anti seize on it. on the inside I think there is just a plunger with a groove in it for the lever, the lever connects to a cam that has to go in a certain way or it will not work. I could be wrong but I don't remember anything else being in there. Look at your manuals again to be sure you did not miss anything. Good luck.
  7. 78W200

    78W200 Member
    Messages: 62

    Sorry I said it was a 5/8-11 I meant to say it is a 5/8-18.