Warn 10,000lb low-mount trouble

Submitted: Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 18:39
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G'day all, have just been wandering through the archives on winch troubles and can sort of see the direction I will be heading with my winch. (teardown!)
The story goes that I spooled the cable out onto a tree blocking the path, locked the winch up and then reversed the ute to pull it off the road. So far so good. When I plugged in to wind the cable back up it seemed to be working really hard, but after stopping and rocking the drum, it moved freely. I had to get all the cable back on the drum and by the time I had done this, the winch was just about stalled and sounded like it was working as hard as it could.(Cable still slack)
The winch is not used very often and has been under water for a short period without a run afterwards but it was a 37 degree day. Apart from that it gets wet from rain, washing and puddles as is the norm.
If anyone has any comments i'd be really grateful.

Cheers,
Muzza
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Reply By: Puddin & Gumnut (Sydney) - Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 19:34

Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 19:34
Sounds like it's a teardown job Muzza, either the brake is sticking or the grease has packed solid.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 20:15

Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 20:15
You say its been underwater, has it been serviced since? If not its probably rusty inside.

Get it serviced, mine only cost me $50 to get done, inc removal and refit!
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 21:52

Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 21:52
Who do you use Truckster?

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 22:14

Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 22:14
Alan at Outback accessories for that.
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Reply By: Well 55 - Tuesday, Jul 27, 2004 at 11:47

Tuesday, Jul 27, 2004 at 11:47
For a start a winch should not be used in that way (anchor point for a steel cable).You may have damaged the electric brake buy pulling it under load and now its jamed on.

Yes it will to be need pulled down and checked out.
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Reply By: Muzza - Tuesday, Jul 27, 2004 at 19:04

Tuesday, Jul 27, 2004 at 19:04
Thanks to all who replied. I was a bit scared to run it out and have another go but did and it worked perfectly? I took the advice from ARB in Fyshwick and gave it a good run by pulling my brother's Hi-lux towards mine up hill a couple of times to get it warm. Hope this is all it needs and will continue to run it on a more frequent basis.

Cheers,
Muzza
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