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Releasing Hydraulic Quick Disconnect

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by wsmm, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. wsmm

    wsmm Member
    Messages: 80

    My plow is at full left angle, do to "C" valve going bad. Was able to release the disconnect on the pump unit for the collapsed angle ram. Problem is with the extended cylinder, the quick disconnect doesn't want to release so that I can take the hose off. Other than removing the fitting off of the cylinder by unbolting it, is there an easy way to get the fitting to release. I going to pin the blade until my new "C" valve comes in and then hook up the angle system again.

  2. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,779

    Vise grips on the slider...then tap them (the vise grips) with a hammer in the direction of release. If you're talking about a ball valve on the male end cover with a rag and smack it with a hammer, female end rag, punch, hammer. I fix alot of stuff with the hammer (pent up aggression.) Wear your safety goggles.HTH
    Deja Vu X2 (I feel like I'm in Bill Murrays Groundhog day!!!)
  3. CGM Inc.

    CGM Inc. PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,598

    Sounds like what we do too :)
  4. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    hammer time.:nod:
  5. dayexco

    dayexco Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    loosen the hose from the coupling, only way to relieve pressure, allow coupler to come apart.