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over heated motor?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Lee Vitalone, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. Lee Vitalone

    Lee Vitalone Member
    Messages: 30

    OK- newbie to plowing-bought an older Boss plow-straight blade. It works ok. The truck I bought had a Boss mount. The other night I was using it, and it stopped working. I had power I could hear the solenoid clicking. And the lights were on. But it would not respond. I let it go it was dark and late, TG I was home. Next day, it's OK??
    We did have to replace the power cable with a new one and the mounting stud broke - so I have it connected with straps for now until I can fix it, and when I use the hydraulics the lights dim a lot. Bad connection?
    Or just an over heated motor?
    Thanks guys!
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,400

    You have the power cable strapped to the motor and your lights are dimming a lot......Really your not thinking that's the starting point?
    Get a new motor and hook it up properly, then reck it.