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Western MVP problem.

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by F350MVP, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. F350MVP

    F350MVP Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Hello to all. Its been a while since I have been on the site. I have a 2005 Western MVP 8.5 foot plow on a 2004 Ford F350. Both were bought new and the plow was installed by the certified Western Dealer that I had purchased the plow from. My problem is this, when I hooked up to the plow for the first time this season 3 weeks ago to move it and change the fluids, I hit the raise button and immediately blew a line. So I ordered the line and replaced it and topped off the fluid. I hooked back up to the plow and hit the raise button and the left wing retracted. I hit the left and right buttons and the motor runs but nothing happens. I hit the Scoop, Vee, L Wing, or R Wing buttons and nothing happens at all. I removed the solenoid covers and all the wires are hooked up and in good condition. Now last year I didn't plow at all as my family and I had just moved back to our home town and I did not bolster up any plowing customers yet. I had to move it once last year and at first hook up the plow was not responding, my buddy jiggled the connections and it started to operate. I moved it and did not touch it again until 3 weeks ago. Does anybody have any advice on what the problem might be or what I can do to track the problem down. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,585

    Clean the plow cable connections with electrical cleaner. Not just a quick spray, they need to be clean. That's the first thing to do if its been sitting.
  3. F350MVP

    F350MVP Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I will try that tomorrow and let you know. Thank you.
  4. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    Use a use small pic to clean out female side. Small brush on male side.

    If its a 2 plug set up, the battery lead cable has the plow control in the center (2 pins), those are the real important ones.