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TL7
09-27-2013, 02:44 PM
Need a little troubleshooting help. Wake plate won't move. Makes noise when I try to move down, no noise when I try to move up.

I just installed my FAE. During installation I removed the bolt joining the ram to the plate for wrench clearance, but I didn't unplug any electric cables or anything like that. And there is nothing restricting the plate from moving - there is plenty of clearance.

Any thoughts?

sandm
09-27-2013, 02:54 PM
reservoir empty?

TL7
09-27-2013, 03:04 PM
If I were a reservoir, where would I be?

C.Hern5972
09-27-2013, 03:16 PM
Check the cylinder. Mine split long ways and i have no clue how. My dealer replaced it under warranty.

kevkev
09-27-2013, 03:16 PM
If I were a reservoir, where would I be?

Open the engine compartment and look in the front right corner. Smoke colored plastic top

eblom
09-27-2013, 03:28 PM
I had trouble with mine this summer... Topped it off with ATF fluid and works perfectly...

sandm
09-27-2013, 04:25 PM
Open the engine compartment and look in the front right corner. Smoke colored plastic top

had to fill mine typically once a season. messy job.

invest in a good funnel that fits it and fill slowly.

mcdye
09-27-2013, 04:58 PM
Your sig says '10 LSV. If so it is electric ram not hydraulic. Maybe it was going out and you noticed while working on the FAE

TL7
09-28-2013, 06:07 PM
Could not find a reservoir to fill. Weird thing is it began working once I had the boat listed, but as soon as I emptied the sacs it wouldn't work again. This leads me to believe it is a low fluid issue, but mcdye says I should have an electric ram so fluid wouldn't matter. Now I'm super confused on where to start.

brain_rinse
09-28-2013, 07:40 PM
Does it have 1 cylinder connecting the plate the hull or two?

TL7
09-28-2013, 09:36 PM
There is only one ram or cylinder from the hull to the plate.

wolfeman131
09-28-2013, 10:24 PM
There is only one ram or cylinder from the hull to the plate.

You have an electrical actuator. Did you confirm the plate isn't moving or were you only going by what the gauge said?

TL7
09-28-2013, 10:56 PM
Confirmed it wasn't moving.

Being electric, I have no idea why it moved while the boat was listed, yet did not move as soon as bags were emptied.

I don't mind buying a new cylinder and just replacing it, but I really would like to know what the root cause is.

brain_rinse
09-29-2013, 04:15 PM
Could be loose wires on the switch. I would start there then test voltage at the switch and the actuator.

TL7
09-29-2013, 10:42 PM
Boat's back at storage, I didn't get a chance yet to dive into it.

I'll check the wiring, but I'm still confused as to why the listing seemed to correct the problem. I can't imagine it's just coincidence, because the plate was used quite a bit throughout the day and worked flawlessly while listing, but as soon as everything was level again it didn't work. Still made noise when lever was moved "down" (although the plate was already down), yet made no noise at all when lever was moved up.

rca
09-29-2013, 10:58 PM
I seem to remember somebody having an issue with the switch on the steering wheel. Contact issue maybe? Sorry I can't remember exactly what it was, but it was definitely the switch, not the actuator.

mcdye
09-30-2013, 02:25 PM
You can cut the problem in half to isolate. Find the connector by tracing the wire back from the actuator. Should be 2 wires black/white, you can take the wires directly to a battery and it should move the actuator. Reverse the polarity and it should go the other way.