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noob question

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by 88plowcharger, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. 88plowcharger

    88plowcharger Junior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 5

    hello all i hope i can get this figured out with the help of all of you... just before winter we picked up an 88 ramcharger to plow a small private drive, it has a meyers e-47 pump on it, with two switches...one for up and drop...the other for left and right, which were back wards meaning left was right and right was left..i know i need two switch the cylinders, we had the pump rebuilt before winter ensuring all would be well, the truck and plow has worked great till last monday, just before finishing up i went to turn the plow right so i moved the stick left it started to go then stopped so i then moved the stick right and it was moving just fine so i tried left again and the plow went left (so either way i moved the stick it went left) and now its stuck angled left and ive done a series of tests the local shop said to do and nothing...im lost any help?

    thanks ahead of time
  2. mnormington

    mnormington Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    I don't know how to make it start working again, but woiuldn't it be easier to swap the wires on the switch instead of swapping the cylinders around?
  3. 88plowcharger

    88plowcharger Junior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 5

    it would totally be easier, if the connections at the swtich were not on one harness which connects both switches :(
  4. clark lawn

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

    pull the truck into a heated building and let it sit overnight. ive had that happen before and it was the solenoid was froze.
  5. MB3

    MB3 Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    Had that happen to a truck I used to plow with also. Let it sit and unfreeze.
  6. 88plowcharger

    88plowcharger Junior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 5

    i sure will try, thanks for the replies!! if anyone else has more imput please chime in!!
  7. gump

    gump Member
    Messages: 43

    My buddy had a plow do the same thing, just need do get it in a warm shop.