Comment: Winches

Submitted: Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 16:42
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I have searched for a replacement 2040 solonoid tor my warn winch . This has proved difficult but the good news is that I have found an identical replacement with a load rating of 100amps or intermittent load of 200amps. The source was an auto parts supplier trading as REPCO and the store is at Lawnton in Brisbane.

The brand is FUELMISER -Part number CS51 and priced at $21-59. It is a normal stock item.
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Reply By: olcoolone - Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 17:01

Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 17:01
Sounds too cheap.... make sure it is a constant rated solenoid.

A lot of cheaper automotive ones aren't.
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Follow Up By: John S12 - Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 18:12

Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 18:12
I guess that time will tell.The data stated 100amp on constant load and 200amp on intermittent use. It energises the field coils on the wind out which is mostly used in intermittent and low load .
When I used Google to try to source the solenoid I noted the difficulty that many people experienced . 4WD stores like ARB were next to useless but the the information I was able to download from Google by hands on DIY backyarders like the rest of us allowed me to diagnose the problem and the course of action to take to repair.
I was lucky to walk into the second auto parts store and there it was.I posted this info to help others.
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Reply By: Whirlwinder - Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 17:52

Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 17:52
I had constant problems with my winch so;enoids so I bought a total replacement unit on ebay for about $60. All sealed up, no water entry possible and works perfectly. Wiring was simple. Just enter "warn winch solenoid" in the ebay search box.
Good luck,
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Reply By: Member - reggy 2 (VIC) - Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 20:38

Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 20:38
Just had two solenoids replaced in my box $200 later took to electrician sounds like I should have shopped around dam!
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Reply By: The Bantam - Saturday, Jan 28, 2012 at 11:21

Saturday, Jan 28, 2012 at 11:21
consider that most winches fitted to 4wds have arround a 6hp motor that will draw about 400 amps at stall, ya 200 amps intermittent is not looking good.

One of the most common problems with winches is the solenoids, and even the better brands have some crappy improvised arrangements.

Most of the better generic winches are comming out with pretty damn decent, single block purpose made solenoids these days.

they are mostly single piece well sealed units that have no fiddle and diddle wiring and links involved.

and the better suppliers are in the second or third generation of improvement.

you can have a complete controll box for under $200 and a solenoid for as little as $60

have a look at the Tigers11 web site, they sell both the solenoid on its own and complete controll packages as come packed with their winches.

These are being fitted to other brands of winch by the bucket load.

there are also others selling similar solenoids on line.

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Follow Up By: John S12 - Saturday, Jan 28, 2012 at 15:54

Saturday, Jan 28, 2012 at 15:54
Thank you for that info. The winch is a 9000 lb and it has been on 3 different landcruisers over the last 20 plus years ,this is the first breakdown. The use of the winch is now a lot less than it used to be and general purpose log snigging and only an occasional recovery.

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Follow Up By: Inflataduck - Saturday, Jan 28, 2012 at 21:33

Saturday, Jan 28, 2012 at 21:33
have tried a few of the cheaper solid state type but the H/duty one from piranha off road products & most of the marine winch suppliers have been great & are used allot in the winch challengers but would never go back to the gen 4 or 2 type solenoid's
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Reply By: workhorse - Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 20:52

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 20:52
I had to service my Warn winch and source solenoids. I email Warn in the US with the winch serial number and some questions and found they provided me with day of my winch manufacture and were extremely helpful in answering my questions to the point of providing me with non genuine solenoid part numbers available from other manufactures in the US.Very impressed.
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