Warn Winches

Submitted: Monday, Mar 17, 2003 at 19:09
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Folks, I have a warn winch that given repeated problems at the switching solenoids, that is they are failing. Has anyone found an aftermarket replacement that is better than the original yank stuff?
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Reply By: diamond - Monday, Mar 17, 2003 at 23:13

Monday, Mar 17, 2003 at 23:13
what sort of problems are you having some times i have trouble switching from letting line in and then not letting it out lets hope one of theese good people can help
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Monday, Mar 17, 2003 at 23:26

Monday, Mar 17, 2003 at 23:26
I had this problem when I installed mine, a service at Brawn4x4 sorted it all out instantly... Smooth as silk...

remember they sit on bullbars and are not touched for MONTHS, sometimes yrs, and never looked at, let alone serviced, they are subjected to being submerged in water mud and other nasties!!!

Could be money well spent.
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Follow Up By: diamond - Monday, Mar 17, 2003 at 23:34

Monday, Mar 17, 2003 at 23:34
hi truckster
do you know what is actually involved in getting it serviced i try to do most things myself as i hate departing with my hard earned cash
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Monday, Mar 17, 2003 at 23:36

Monday, Mar 17, 2003 at 23:36
to be honest, not really..

I know the gears are a pain in the freckle to get back to place, took mine apart 5-6 times (I had to rotate the end with the handle on it) and it was a bitch everytime.

1 phone call should tell you! Just ask them whats in a winch service.
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Reply By: Wazza - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2003 at 16:46

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2003 at 16:46
Ian

Had problem with my solenoid pack. Would go out, but not in. Unbolted it myself and it was full of mud, sticks, leaves as it sits under the bullbar. A good spray out with WD40 fixed that. Sent the electric motor off to auto electricians while I was at it, and had it rebushed and cleaned up for about $80. It was full of corrosion from water ingress as well (hadn't pulled it apart since the last mudbash). Called warn and they said don't worry about ordering a gasket kit and just use some aviation form-a-gasket instead (from Repco, etc)

Yep, a bit of a pain as Truckster says putting the gears back together. Mine were full of burnt out grease (actually looks like dried mud). Dipped it in kero to clean it all up, let it dry and reasembled with plent of high temperature grease.

Got a set of intructions from the net for a XD9000, I pretty much followed this:

http://www.jonfund.com/technical/winchteardown.shtml

Cheers,
Wazza
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Follow Up By: Ian - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2003 at 21:45

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2003 at 21:45
Thanks Wazza and others. The replacement solenoids from ARB are $52.00 each so I will just buy 2 new ones. After market ones are even more expensive I found out today. Ian
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Reply By: Graeme Degotardi - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2003 at 09:42

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2003 at 09:42
I had similar problems after a trip last year to The Cape.
testing it recently for a trip over the CSR I could opertate the free lever, and when I tried to wind in the cable it would keep stopping.
I took to TJM at Brookvale who found the grease inside had gone hard, but luckily no other damage. They said you should unwind and rewind the winch at least one per month, and even better weekly as the grease becomes hard and you can also have trouble with the solenoid. Hope this helps. Graeme.
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Follow Up By: Ian - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2003 at 17:50

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2003 at 17:50
Graeme, Thanks for the idea re servicing but the problem with the solenoids is mechanical failure of the wiring (breaking). Have fitted two new ones today. (I am the Ian from the Plateau you've Known for years).
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