Do I put the positive cable from the Jumper cables to the black wire that on the base of the pump. I tryed that and I got a lot of sparkes, somethings not right. Just so I get It, do I put the jumper cables onmy truck battery just like I would if i was jumping a car, both pos and neg,then put the other end of the positive on the black wire on the base of the pump. ...
No, you will see a small (16 gauge) wire coming off the coil on the base of the pump in the back. It will be plugged into the harness. UNPLUG it, and connect the positive jumper cable to bullet connector on the end of it. Make sure it can't touch a ground anywhere. THEN walk around to the battery, standing on the side of the Jeep, and tap the other end against the +. Tap it a few times, and the plow should drop each time. No need to hook up the ground, the pump is grounded.
Sounds like you touched the ground (large wire 6 gauge) on the base of the unit, and got the sparks.
Common, yes if it is a square coil. Nothing but trouble with them. I tossed my brother's last year before he had any problems.
Common yes, if the plow controller is hooked up to constant power. It overheats the coil when in "Float". It is VERY IMPORTANT that the controller be hooked up to "key on" power. Which is why I asked above.
Nest week is fine, pick a day.
If it does not drop, then the coil is totally cooked, or the valve is stuck. In that case, drive it up here.