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Old 10-17-2011, 08:51 AM
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Thats it. The pump isnt running. Hopefully its one of thoes solenoids. Ill do some testing. Thank you for your help.
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Josh,

The solenoids open the valves for the hydraulic fluid, so it's probably not them that are keeping the pump from running. Check the ground wire on the pump as well as the red and yellow wires at the pump. The red runs the pump forward (tabs down) and the yellow runs the pump in reverse (tabs up). If the ground is good you can try putting 12 v positive right on the yellow wire at the pump. You should hear the motor spin when you do this. If you do not hear it, then the motor has likely failed.

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Old 10-17-2011, 12:36 PM
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Thanks again. Can I install Kplains on the stock rams? It has twin rams on each tab.
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Josh,

If they are the stock Boat Leveler actuators (rams), they will look like this:


I really don't think they would hold up to the larger, heavier K-Planes.

If you intend to install K-Planes you should use the actuators provided by them.

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Old 10-17-2011, 03:57 PM
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Thay look sorta like that. Here is a pic. 2 rams has to be better than one rt? lol
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Old 10-17-2011, 04:50 PM
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k planes have a large bracket that bolts to the transom and need it support so it doesnt push the rams through the transom
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:30 PM
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Makes since.
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i was also looking for that kind of info.....thanks,tom
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Originally Posted by Josh LaFountain View Post
Thay look sorta like that. Here is a pic. 2 rams has to be better than one rt? lol
mine are also identical....someone knows what brand they are?
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by pqjack View Post
mine are also identical....someone knows what brand they are?
I'm quite sure they are 'Boat Leveler'....by Insta-trim.

I still have all my paperwork etc. with my '93 Laser which has the same...http://www.insta-trim.com/hev.html
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