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Older Western Plow only angles one direction

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by M Runner, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. M Runner

    M Runner Junior Member
    from NW Ohio
    Messages: 21

    Older cable model, lifts and angles right okay. When I push lever to make it go left, the motor works, I can hear the strain, but the cylinder doesn't move. I adjusted the the cable at the hydro unit (just to see if I could any movement) with no change.

    I suspect it's a bad cylinder. Is there any quick way to check it?
    Can I rebuild it if it's bad or should I just replace it?

    The truck and plow unit are nearing the end of faithful service to me as they are getting tired. I want to fix this as economically as possible.

    Tnanks, love the site, just joined up.
  2. PinkyRingz

    PinkyRingz Member
    Messages: 39

    Clogged line maybe? Most all hydraulic cylinders can be repacked or rebuilt. I have no experience with plows but some with hydraulics. Not sure if that helps. Good luck!
  3. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Start by replacing the quick couplers. Use the ball type.
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Hook the two angle rams togeather and see if you can move it manually.

    If not throw a pressure gage in the system and see if it's getting pressure though the coupler.
  5. macawpat

    macawpat Member
    Messages: 54

    I had the same problem with mine I changed out the four way valve and o-rings works perfectly now...
  6. M Runner

    M Runner Junior Member
    from NW Ohio
    Messages: 21

    Took the cover off where the cable attaches to the valve. It looked like the cable was moving the valve enough both ways but it wasn't. I removed the cable and turned the valve with a pair of pliers and it then worked both ways. Adjusted the cable, drained and filled the fluid, lubed everything up real good and we're a go!
  7. GreenKingL&L

    GreenKingL&L Member
    Messages: 36

    got to love those easy fixes!