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Need Help Bad!!! plow wont move

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by WOWPLOW, Dec 19, 2009.


    WOWPLOW Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Hi All!!!

    We are using a Markiiia Western Plow

    So we are in need of some help.

    This afternoon during plowing our plow stopped moving all together.

    We checked the actuators and they had magnetism when the joystick was moved.

    We replaced one valve (think its a valve) under the actuator.

    Need help finding out if the pump is working or not, or where we should look next???

    Thanks so much for the help
  2. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    What kind of plow??

    When you say "plow won't move", what functions do you have or do not have??

    To see if the pump is working, use a set of jump cables.. Attach positive end to the pump motor, and positive to the vehicle battery. Negative, to the neg on the battery, and neg mount bolt on the pump (the bolt that bolt the pump to the housing). If the pump does work, then you might have a relay problem..

    Test relay>> There are two studs, one from the battery, and the other one going to the pump motor. Use a screw driver or a jumper wire, and touch both (big) studs on the relay. If the motor does turn, you might have a relay problem, or a controller problem. If the motor does not turn, you might have a motor problem. If you have a test light, have someone in side the cap. With the test light put it on the small stud (brown/red wire), have them press the "up". If the light is one, might not be the controller. Also check the two big studs with the test light, once again have someone push the controller in the "up", take the test light and check to see if you have 12v at both studs(check one at a time). If you do, you might not have a bad realy.....

    Harness>> While someone if holding the "up" button, wiggle the harness connector (vehicle harness connect into the plow harness). If the plow moves up (make sure your body or feet ARE NOT NEAR the plow), you have a harness problem, bent pin/s, corrosion inside the plug, or a wire ready to break..
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2009
  3. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    When was the last time the fluid was change?
    The filter inside the pump housing might be clog...