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Offline gCracker

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winch tech
« on: July 24, 2007, 09:03:24 AM »
My jeep came with a Warn XD9000i, looking at the engagement lever it looks like it should move 180 degrees, but it does not.  Am I correct that it should move more?  The winch is currently disconnected so I can not test it, just looking for some info.

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Re: winch tech
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2007, 10:25:31 AM »
I am not sitting in front of mine at the moment but I am pretty certain it only moves 90 degrees. Starting positon is either 3 or 6 o\'clock, then the spool is locked in one of those positions and unlocked in the other.  You shouldn\'t need it hooked up to test whether you can pull the cable out or not.

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Re: winch tech
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2007, 10:44:32 AM »
I did not want to try to pull the cable out since I could not wind it back out.  How hard should it be to turn?  I had to put a wrench on it to get it to turn.

I want to dig into it this weekend to get it working.  I need to loosen it off of the plate to crimp a new connector on the bottom wire.  I sprayed all of the bolts read good last night and will continue.

I then hope the solenoids are still good.  the PO said he had to clean them up once before to get it to work.

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Re: winch tech
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2007, 10:52:38 AM »
I just found the users manual online and it shows the lever moving all the way, liiks like I got some more work to do.  Anyone ever rebuild a winch before?

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Re: winch tech
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2007, 11:19:43 AM »
THe spool should be fairly easy to turn  by hand.  Meaning, if you pull the cable out (only a foot or so cuz you want the wrap to stay tight), you should be able to spin it back by hand.
I\'d start with WD-40, but it is strange that someone would leave the winch but disconnect it.  Why not take it off then - it\'s only 4 bolts.  Almost like they knew something was wrong...

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Re: winch tech
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2007, 02:41:19 PM »
the wire ends were all corroded, so the PO replaced the top 3, but did not have enough time to get to the bottom 1.  

Believe me the PO did not do any prep to get the jeep ready to sell, it was still filthy inside, parts were scattered in his garage, etc.

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Re: winch tech
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2007, 06:48:43 PM »
Yep ur right 180,
12 o\'clock is free
6 o\'clock is engaged

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Re: winch tech
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2007, 10:41:54 PM »
I removed the lever tonight and it looks pretty rusty inside, so I think a complete tear down and regrease is needed.
I have found the blow-up diagram of the winch and even someone else\'s rebuild webpage  so I think I am about ready to tear into it, whenever I get the time.

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Re: winch tech
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2007, 11:49:41 PM »
It\'s well worth it, winches hold their value which is exactly why I pulled mine off before selling the truck.

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Re: winch tech
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2007, 10:42:55 AM »
when you put it back together make sure you use a good marine grade greese in it. helps keep the water out.

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Re: winch tech
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2007, 01:25:50 PM »
marine bearing grease is definitely gold for anything that sees spray or submersion.  a point oft forgotten.
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Re: winch tech
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2007, 02:25:38 PM »
Warn specifically recommends 2 brands of grease, I may disassemble and re-assemble, just to clean and test then if it is working disassemble and re-assemble again to grease with the correct grease.

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Re: winch tech
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2007, 10:06:30 AM »
The latest August Edition of Four Wheeler Magazine has an entire section dedicated to rebuilding a warn winch. Has complete tear down and reassembly instructions.
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Re: winch tech
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2007, 09:30:57 PM »
well I got it tore apart today, let me tell you it was not a pretty sight!  Both the motor and gears were packed with rusty mud.  I believe it is all fine except I think the sun gear may be fused to the housing.  That is why the lever would not turn the whole way.  I have it soaking in parts washer solution overnight and will see if I can get it loose tomorrow.  I will be ordering a new gasket kit from Warn Monday.

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Re: winch tech
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2007, 10:40:33 PM »
well it looks like I can not find where to buy the parts.  Anyone know where to get gaskets and seals for Warn winches?

 

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