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Bucket Truck Boom wont move-HELP

jj maso

jj maso

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We have an 86 international bucket truck for sale. i posted on fb to try to figure out a problem and following is the post:

someone came to see the bucket truck to buy it. we ran the boom up then brought it down. the top boom came down and will not go back up. the bottom boom will not come down. never happened before-of course it happened when trying to sell it. we tried to bring it down with the check valves but it would not move. can anybody that really knows help us with this please? mtivanguard v5.

This was an answer i got:
answer. Over center valve inside the upper boom at the elbow is stuck down
me: thank you. How do you get it back in
answer: Take round cover off steel section . Lube with wd-40 pry spool with screwdriver. Spool has a cap that looks like a mushroom
me:
we took both round covers off top boom and dont see the mushroom cap. took the lower cover off the bottom boom, not their either. anybody know where this thing is located on this truck?
no answer. does anyone know where this musroom cap is?
He sent us a diagram that showed the mushroom cap but not where to find it.
thank you and thank you.... for any help you can give us-really need to get this boom cradled.
 
jj maso

jj maso

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Update: We finally found that mushroom cap switch, sprayed it and he popped it out. The upper boom worked perfect. The lower boom moved realllly slow going down. My husband sat it in the cradle but lifted it about a foot to center it and then it wouldnt go back down. We are almost there.... Anyone have any ideas why it was moving so slow going down and then wouldn't work?
 
jj maso

jj maso

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We resolved our problem with the boom truck. I cant figure out how to delete the post. Anyone? Gotta be able to delete it, right?
 
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