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PostSubject: Winch Tip!   Winch Tip! EmptySun Oct 24, 2010 7:26 pm

Try not to run your winch when submerged in water. Although they may work and I have done it on many occasions, a winch will create a vacuum drawing water into the gearbox and/or motor causing premature failure. You can tear down the winch and re-grease the gear box if necessary before total failure if caught in time.

Another tip is if your engage/disengage button is stuck or trying to stick it is a good sign water has done entered the gear box and caused the bearing to become rusty.

Some companies like our sponsor KFI offer replacement parts so you can rebuild their winches instead of buying a new one(at this time you must call KFI for replacement parts as they are not shown on their website).

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PostSubject: Re: Winch Tip!   Winch Tip! EmptySun Apr 29, 2012 9:56 pm

can anybody explain to me how to remove the old winch cable, it looks like it is bent back on itself, so do I push the cut off end back inside the spool or try and pull on it with pliers, and pull it our?

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PostSubject: Re: Winch Tip!   Winch Tip! EmptyMon Apr 30, 2012 6:42 am

some companies put a hole in the drum and they slide the cable/rope through the hole then bend it back an inch or so with a ball bearing in the bend then pull it back into the spool. So I would try pushing it through first but watch for a small bearing.


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can anybody explain to me how to remove the old winch cable, it looks like it is bent back on itself, so do I push the cut off end back inside the spool or try and pull on it with pliers, and pull it our?

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PostSubject: Re: Winch Tip!   Winch Tip! EmptyMon Apr 30, 2012 10:46 pm

ive seen some like neils described, and some that have a small allen head set screw in the drum that pinches down on the cable.
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PostSubject: Re: Winch Tip!   Winch Tip! EmptyTue May 01, 2012 11:14 pm

Yeah you are right DrMud, thats the way mine was when ihad to replace my cable a while back.
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PostSubject: Re: Winch Tip!   Winch Tip! EmptyFri Jun 01, 2012 9:27 pm

what winch
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