meyer e-47

i have a question about the e-47 pump, i recently purchased this pump and it works fine but a slight amount of fluid seems to leak from the hole located in the front under the motor, i dont recall the other e-47's i have had doing this but they had other minor leaks from time to time and i may not have noticed it,
any input is appreciated



1997 dodge 1500 ext cab
 

Chuck Smith

2000 Club Member
Location
NJ
Sounds like the pump shaft seal is leaking. That hole is to let moisture out of the motor, and fluid in the event of leaks. Much like the "weep hole" on automotive water pumps.

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~Chuck
 

Chuck Smith

2000 Club Member
Location
NJ
I would replace it now. Once it lets go, your plow will be dead in the water, because the pump will not be able to build pressure. Have you noticed it moving slower, or not moving at all if you try to angle it while pushing a load of snow?

Just remember, with no pump pressure, the plow won't even raise to get it to a shop, or home.....

~Chuck
 

fordman

Senior Member
I have never used one of these pumps before, but to me it would make sense to replace the seal now. Makes more sense to do it now when your using the plow then in the off season when it's just going to be sitting, besides I'm sure it's not an expensive part.
 

Chuck Smith

2000 Club Member
Location
NJ
Honestly, I have never had to replace one. It does appear to be somewhat easy. IF I were to do it, I would drain the fluid while the pump is on the truck (easier to do). Then remove the whole power unit from the truck. Then on a bench, remove the electric motor being careful to hold the guts inside the motor. Then go to the bottom side of the pump housing and remove the 4 bolts that hold it together. Remove the pump, and you will see the seal. Replace the seal, and reassemble. Mount on the truck, top off fluid etc...

Maybe #1 plowtech can add a little insight? Anyone else?

~Chuck
 

EJK2352

Senior Member
Location
Salem,Ohio
fudd,
You don't have to go through all the work of removing the whole unit from the truck. Just remove the motor and you will expose the pump seal. Easier to do right on the truck. Be carefull when you pull the bolts out of the motor as they tend to to come apart. Just hold end caps tight and stick the bolts back in the motor and put a couple of nuts on them till your ready to reinstall motor. :) ;) :) ED
 
so if i am understanding things here, the motor is the hardest part of the job, keeping the guts inside of it,

well tommorow (monday) i am gonna work on this, i will let you all know how i made out,

thanks for the help !
 
if anybody else on here has any opinions or can provide information it is well appreciated, i havent been on here more than 3 days and have found some very helpful people,
thanks to those that have replied and to any future posters
 

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