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Plow tilt problem

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by CharlieE, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. CharlieE

    CharlieE Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I have an F250 with a western plow on it. I have been plowing for 3 years now and have hit a problem I have never seen before. My plow will no longer tilt left or right but will go up and down just fine. Also when I try to tilt the plow left it raises the plow then after letting off the button for the left it falls back to the ground. This is when I start with the plow in the float position. If I play with it long enough going up/down and trying to go left/right it will eventually work for a little while then it will just stop wrking again in a little while. It takes longer to get it to work than it does to plow the lots I do. Any thoughts on what it might be and how to fix it would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    Just replace the coils on the side of the pump. I think there are 3, you just have to look it up and figure out which of the 3 controls the left and right.
  3. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    you have a sticky valve. more than likely S-3. pull the valve out and shift it with a screwdriver. if it doesn't move freely it will need to be replaced. if it shifts freely check the S-2. the valves are labeled inside the cover.
  4. CharlieE

    CharlieE Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I replaced the coils and pulled the valves and cleaned them and now it seems to work fine. There should be snow within the next day or two so I will know for sure if it is fixed after that.
  5. CharlieE

    CharlieE Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    could the problem be the plug at the grill of my truck? it worked for a little while then stopped working and wouldnt even go up so i unplugged it then pluged it back in and it would go up again but still wouldnt tilt. could that be a bad connection in the plug?
  6. ogill2783

    ogill2783 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    try putting a little grease on one end of your plug and hooking it up it may make a better connection.
  7. CharlieE

    CharlieE Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I already greased it. The problem seems to be in the plug I replaced the plug that was on the plow side and now there are no problems. I think the pins were just worn and corroded. I had cleaned them but it still wouldnt work right.