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    Default Needs some help with Hydraulic Place Diverter

    Diverter was working fine all day when i was out this last weekend. At the end of the day, i noticed the diverter was stuck in the up position. I can hear the hydraulic motor turning on, but nothing is moving. Im going to try and unscrew the solinoids when i get home today since i read sometimes that helps. What else should i try? Where do you add fluid to? Sorry for the ignorant questions, this is my first jet boat.

    And who has the cheapest price on the pump, if that is the problem? Thanks!

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    my setup is brand new and i get the same problem. i have to tap the up and down real quick together to get it to go down.. i think mine may have just a hint of moisture in the fluid..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wicked65 View Post
    Diverter was working fine all day when i was out this last weekend. At the end of the day, i noticed the diverter was stuck in the up position. I can hear the hydraulic motor turning on, but nothing is moving. Im going to try and unscrew the solinoids when i get home today since i read sometimes that helps. What else should i try? Where do you add fluid to? Sorry for the ignorant questions, this is my first jet boat.

    And who has the cheapest price on the pump, if that is the problem? Thanks!
    Check the ground, switch and soloniods, since they can sometimes get struck. You can also check to make sure there is 12 volts going into the system. You add fluid from a hose that is on top of the case by the lines. Just like any hydraulic system, it will probably be the soloniod not allowing it to release the fluid back into the tank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stallion176 View Post
    my setup is brand new and i get the same problem. i have to tap the up and down real quick together to get it to go down.. i think mine may have just a hint of moisture in the fluid..
    bleed the lines to get the air out and your problem should go away. moisture (air) shouldnt be in the lines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wicked65 View Post
    Diverter was working fine all day when i was out this last weekend. At the end of the day, i noticed the diverter was stuck in the up position. I can hear the hydraulic motor turning on, but nothing is moving. Im going to try and unscrew the solinoids when i get home today since i read sometimes that helps. What else should i try? Where do you add fluid to? Sorry for the ignorant questions, this is my first jet boat.

    And who has the cheapest price on the pump, if that is the problem? Thanks!
    On the reservior at a corner theres a tiny black plug that serves as a dip stick , theres also a fill line on the ivory colored reservoir body , this should be full to proper level with clean ATF , take thumb and forefinger and loosen all solenoids and retighten to a very light seat, Probably the most important thing is to check for a strong power and ground signal (use a digital multimeter) , having the shortest possible wires helps. call if we can help further Tom

    PS if your available voltage is low , consider adding a relay to redirect battery voltage over to the pump unit

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    Tom, do those set ups have "limit" switches for "all up", or "all down", and if they do, do those switches go bad?..... My only experience is with an I/O that had a limit switch issue on the "up" that had to be bypassed to get any movement at all....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moneypit View Post
    Tom, do those set ups have "limit" switches for "all up", or "all down", and if they do, do those switches go bad?..... My only experience is with an I/O that had a limit switch issue on the "up" that had to be bypassed to get any movement at all....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moneypit View Post
    Tom, do those set ups have "limit" switches for "all up", or "all down", and if they do, do those switches go bad?..... My only experience is with an I/O that had a limit switch issue on the "up" that had to be bypassed to get any movement at all....
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    Ray , "you stumped the band" the Bennet motors for place diverter will keep running and groaning till you let up (once the up or down stop is reached) Have always wondered this myself as well I suspect they would eventually burn up if held up or down Tom

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    Thanks for the info guys. Ill try some of that out when i get home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    On the reservior at a corner theres a tiny black plug that serves as a dip stick , theres also a fill line on the ivory colored reservoir body , this should be full to proper level with clean ATF , take thumb and forefinger and loosen all solenoids and retighten to a very light seat, Probably the most important thing is to check for a strong power and ground signal (use a digital multimeter) , having the shortest possible wires helps. call if we can help further Tom

    PS if your available voltage is low , consider adding a relay to redirect battery voltage over to the pump unit
    X-2 on the relay!! I had a similar problem and added the relay and it worked better than ever. Bye the way, you can't bleed the system since it is a continuous flow. Chances are, you're getting a low voltage at the solenoid. They seem to need a minimum 12V.

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    I dont think its a voltage issue.. i could be wrong.. Ive only had the boat a couple weeks, had it out 3 times.. worked flawlessly. And i can still hear the pump humming when i push the button, just nothing moves.. but ill check it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wicked65 View Post
    I dont think its a voltage issue.. i could be wrong.. Ive only had the boat a couple weeks, had it out 3 times.. worked flawlessly. And i can still hear the pump humming when i push the button, just nothing moves.. but ill check it all.
    Think of the solenoids like heart valves they have to open and close simutaneuosly (sp) to keep the fluid headed in the right directions , if they are not operating correctly the motor will turn but the fluid wont move , try to have someomne operate the sytem while you "feel" to see if the solenoids seem to be working ? Tom

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    No one mentioned checking the diodes that are used in conjunction with your trim switch. If one of those fail it will cause the exact problem that you described. It's very common and often overlooked. The diode system is really a crappy way of wiring those switches. If I were you I'd wire the power through a relay directly to the battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigtorq View Post
    Bye the way, you can't bleed the system since it is a continuous flow. Chances are, you're getting a low voltage at the solenoid. They seem to need a minimum 12V.
    you sure? every hydraulic system I have worked on, i have had to bleed the lines. (cars & machinery equiptment, ect..) just want to make sure for when i ever replace the cylinder.
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