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Sometimes it works & sometimes it doesnt

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Sealer People, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. Sealer People

    Sealer People Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    Hello everyone,
    I had a post on yesterday about my plow just being serviced & it came back & was moving at all.

    Last night I sprayed some terminal cleaner on the plugs, this morning it worked just fine.
    This afternoon it doesnt work again.

    I started the truck just now & the plow didnt move
    When I shut it off, I touched the joystick as usual & it moves just fine.

    The truck: 96 chevy diesel 2500
    Plow: 7.5 ft Blizzard LT 4 years old.

    Any takers??
  2. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    different post same problem. you have a bad connection. you will have to work on it. take a wrench and loosen all connections. clean them. reconnect them. plow will be fixed.

    not trying to be a jerk, just trying to help. again.
  3. Sealer People

    Sealer People Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    Shouldnt this have been look at when the plow was being serviced?
  4. beam

    beam Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 314

    should have been take it back and tell them it is not working:realmad:
  5. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Look at the contacts inside the connecting plugs. Look for raw copper or steel contacts. If they did it right there should be Dielectric grease in each plug. They may have too much and the plug will not seat fully in the connection. You may have to remove some of the grease with a small screw driver to let the plug seat fully. Or go back to the repair place and say " What the Hell? I pay you to make sure it WORKS ! "
  6. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    What did you spray for terminal cleaner? My experience is that products such as Lectra-Clean will remove dirt, grime, and grease but won't touch corrosion. I actually use muriatic acid now to clean electrical contacts. Works great, rinse well....