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Western Mark III Plow Blues

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by aktothemax, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. aktothemax

    aktothemax Junior Member
    from Alaska
    Messages: 2

    Had my truck out for the 2nd snow of the season today with everything working just fine. All of a sudden, I heard a loud bang from the front end, and then had no up/down or left/right control. Both cables are fine, and can see no external problems with the unit whatsoever. Anyone ever had this happen with one of these older Western Mark III units? Looking for ideas on where to start. Thanks.
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,400

    well,,,do you have pwr and gnd still??
  3. drp

    drp Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 170

    lose any fluid, does the motor run? check the bottom mounting lug. Had one break once and it sounded like that. But there was fluid everywhere.