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#11058884 - 08/23/15 01:48 PM raising a power pole stuck in down position
Just James Offline
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Registered: 01/12/03
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Loc: Pittsburg Texas. u.s.a.
it happened yesterday, my pole was deployed down and my unit stopped working, only thing i could figure out how to bring it up was to disconnect the 2 hydraulic lines from the pump, surely there is a easier way to bring it up in my situation?

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#11059073 - 08/23/15 03:26 PM Re: raising a power pole stuck in down position [Re: Just James]
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Yeah, usually just some air in the line. Just keep the up button depressed and it should eventually come back up!

Pretty common with a new system that is not fully primed yet. If the system has any air in the lines it will cause exactly what you are describing. Keeping the UP button depressed and putting the boat in forward gear will help them come up every time.
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#11059324 - 08/23/15 05:18 PM Re: raising a power pole stuck in down position [Re: Just James]
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If it doesn't come up move the boat into shallow water. This will force it up enough to get ahold of it to raise it up so you can tie it up.
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#11059705 - 08/23/15 08:27 PM Re: raising a power pole stuck in down position [Re: Just James]
Just James Offline
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Yea! found the problem, whoever installed the powerpole did a lousy job with the wireing, blue crimp connectors and no heat shrink, If I had known it was a bad connection I would not have taken my hydraulic lines off, now I need to clean all the fluid out my boat. Hey can I use any hydraulic fluid? or does it take a special fluid?

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#11059727 - 08/23/15 08:36 PM Re: raising a power pole stuck in down position [Re: Just James]
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#11060666 - 08/24/15 11:32 AM Re: raising a power pole stuck in down position [Re: Just James]
Just James Offline
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Registered: 01/12/03
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Loc: Pittsburg Texas. u.s.a.
thanks for the help guys.

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#11064239 - 08/26/15 12:47 AM Re: raising a power pole stuck in down position [Re: Just James]
Baylor_Guy™ Offline
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Registered: 05/07/04
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Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Originally Posted By: Just James
Yea! found the problem, whoever installed the powerpole did a lousy job with the wireing, blue crimp connectors and no heat shrink, If I had known it was a bad connection I would not have taken my hydraulic lines off, now I need to clean all the fluid out my boat. Hey can I use any hydraulic fluid? or does it take a special fluid?


I wish I wouldve seen this post earlier, I have made the same mess before with the hydraulic fluid.

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