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Plow won't turn toward the passenger side

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Arloslawn, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. Arloslawn

    Arloslawn Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 84

    I just recently purchased my first plow and it looks like the motor is new. The plow goes up and down without a problem and turns toward the driver side without a problem. However when I try to turn it toward the passenger side the motor sounds like it is working however it wont budge. Does anyone know what the problen could be? I was thinking it was one of the pistons.

  2. noble@esitrucks

    noble@esitrucks Member
    from 20181
    Messages: 92

    do you know what model plow you have? unimount or ultramount?
  3. Western1

    Western1 Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 752

    Sounds like there is something stuck in one of the cartridges or a bad coil. If you go to the Western website you can download a mechanics guide to troubleshoot the problem.
  4. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Take the cover off the valves/coils on the pump, check for power at the light green wire (this is the S2 valve) when angling right. If power check the valve and coil, if no power start checking for power at the grill connector.

    All the test procedures can be found in the mechanics guide on westerns site like Western1 said.
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    It gonna be tough for him to find the S2 if it turns out it's a cable pump. :D

    Need more info...
  6. Western1

    Western1 Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 752

    Funny how we just assume! I miss the days of the cable pump. Things were so simple. Just like everything else!
  7. Arloslawn

    Arloslawn Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 84

    I believe it is a unimount snowplow... I will try to get the model and more information tonight.

    Thank you guys... I wouldn't be surprised if it is the old pump style like western said.