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lil help here (after you catch up on sleep!) Boss rt3

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by viniferaguru, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. viniferaguru

    viniferaguru Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    I have an older ( 7 year old ) boss rt3 - not being cooperative

    I have got power to the lights on the plow
    The solenoid clicks when I attempt to raise and move plow
    I cleaned all connections and grounds
    I have had it work VERY slowly for a moment.. then nothing

    sound like a pump motor?
    I am just not sure how to check relay blocks or the valves on the plow.
    I have a multimeter .. I am somewhat mechanically inclined.. electrically

    if its a motor; any special techniques to replace? or is it plug and play?

    Thanks for any input.. Cheers! (hope you all are stacking the cash right now)
  2. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    Is the motor running when you move the control? Are you sure there is fluid in it and its not frozen?
  3. viniferaguru

    viniferaguru Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    the fluid seems to be at the appropriate level ( the side "check" valve ) .. I am a lone wolf for the most part so I haven't been able to test that theory about the motor.. sorry to sound stupid but will I hear the motor running with someone moving the control- or do I put my hand on it to "feel it" -- Thanks Clark
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

  5. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,123

    You could jump the solenoid and see if the motor runs. If it does you have a bad solenoid. If not you need to check for power at the motor. If there is power to the motor and the ground is good you have a bad motor. Jump the solenoid with care, use a big wire. High amp draw. Or find a helper to hold the controls on and use a test light.