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Old 08-25-2005, 06:36 PM
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hydraulics prob.

i'm guessing this thread goes here

but me and the bossman are stumped
today at work the hydraulics quit working on our toter or semi truck anyways it has a 6 way hydraulic hitch and it works the mirrors also

today we used it for a while and it was fine, but right before we were done it quit working.
we had it hooked to the hitch on the house (mobile home) and we went to use the hitch to pull it forward a little more and it worked for a sec and quit. now it just clicks when we hit the button

we started checking some things but everything seems fine (i guess) so we replaced the silonoid and it still just clicks

any info will help. thanx, J

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just guessing


I don't have a clue about what you are talking about, but I do have some knowledge of hydraulics and electrics. Hopefully someone else will help out in this post that knows more. My first guess would be that the hitch mechanism is jammed. If the pump pressure is shut off, and the lever or button is pushed, can the hitch be moved manually? If it can't be moved manually, it probably is bent or has been pinched too much, and might need to be taken apart to release. If the hitch moves freely in that test, and you are hearing clicking, the solenoid is probably good. It good be the pump (check the pressure gauge) or the valve. The Solenoid that you replaced operates an electrical valve. The valves sometimes jam or just go bad. Most valves have manual overrides in the end of the plunger housing. You can use a thin metal rod (screwdriver, pin punch, etc) to push the center piece in. Do that while the pump is running, and the hitch should move. If it does, do it a couple more times, then try the switch again. If it still doesn't work, then the wires coming to the valve will need to be tested. Or just run a hotwire directly to the valve. If nothing still, then the valve will need to be replaced. If the hotwire cures the problem, then the solenoid output should be tested to see if it matches the valve requirements.

Without knowing anything about your toter, that is about as much as I can offer. If no other hydraulic options are working, then the pump may not be working properly. If I am missing something, let me know, and I will try some more brainstorming. There are a few other causes, but we just want to get the main things checked first.

Good Luck,
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i figured it might be kinda hard to understand thats why i didn't get real deep into it

but today we took the pump off the resivoir that it was hooked to and tryed to put another one on it but the shaft was too long so a couple hours later we got tired of messing w/ it so we put the old pump/motor back in place hooked all the wires back up and it started working again

don't know exactly why but atleast it works

thanx for the reply instead of going on to hte next thread

i'll definetly keep you in mind if he ever have another hyd. prob

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