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post #1 of 13 Old 08-22-2008, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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new superwinch not working! epi9.0

So i finished to install my new superwinch epi9.0, besides the trouble that making the winch plate was, when everything was bolted and connected i took out about 3 feet of wire to test the winch and it worked nice for 1feet fwd and bckwd , then I realized that the clutch was in free, so i took some more wire, set it in engaged and voila! nothing... it makes a click and i could hear a hummmm like electric current, but no movement... what can I do??? anyone had this problem?

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post #2 of 13 Old 08-22-2008, 05:56 PM
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sounds like the winch is possably not getting enough power from the battery or that maby the auto break is set to tight..

are the power cables for the winch hooked directly to the battery? the other terminals on the winch with the red and black wire the nuts snug?

if you put it back into free spool does it move?
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post #3 of 13 Old 08-22-2008, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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yes, if i set it back into frees pool it does move, now the wires on the battery might be the problem, since in one terminal I have a lot of rust, and in the rush i didnt cleaned it, im going to clean it and see if it makes a difference, the problem is that it just began to rain so im gonna have to wait....
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post #4 of 13 Old 08-22-2008, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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oooh and btw, I fogot to say that the jeep was on...
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post #5 of 13 Old 08-23-2008, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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its working now!
i didnt realized that theere was something obstructing the clear connection, cleaned all the rust and its all ok... thank you!
Another questinon? how do you guys do to make the wire be nice and fit in the drum as the manual says? I tried on a slight slope, but the wire doesnt go all the way to the end, and since everywhere says not to use your hand to guide the wire, i dont know how to do it...

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post #6 of 13 Old 08-23-2008, 02:26 PM
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Not to hi Jack this thread but I just installed my Superwinch and it works great but upon first testing the winch I noticed two kinks in the 125ft steel cable. It's a brand new winch and cable that I ordered from Rokmen.
Id that normal for a winch to have a few kinks in a brand new cable?

Should I call Rokmen or Superwinch?

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post #7 of 13 Old 08-24-2008, 05:30 PM
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Id that normal for a winch to have a few kinks in a brand new cable?
I don't think so, I didn't noticed any kinks when I respooled my Superwinch cable.

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post #8 of 13 Old 08-25-2008, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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neither did I, it would be a good idea if you contact superwinch

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post #9 of 13 Old 08-25-2008, 09:43 PM
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OT: im really surprised no one has told you to sell it and buy a warn...
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post #10 of 13 Old 09-02-2008, 03:20 PM
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How is that Superwinch working out for you guys? I am looking for a winch, but cant decide between the Warn 8000 or the Superwinch.
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post #11 of 13 Old 09-02-2008, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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Well I havent really being in a situation to use the winch, I've used it to practice, and it works without a problem... and i like the looks if the integrated solenoid... AND it pulls 1000 lbs more than the W8000, besides it includes a roller fairlead and pulley block, so i actually think its a very good option...

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post #12 of 13 Old 09-02-2008, 10:45 PM
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How is that Superwinch working out for you guys? I am looking for a winch, but cant decide between the Warn 8000 or the Superwinch.
it works fantasticly, I even used mine partially submerged in mud when a hole was deeper then I thought. It also has loads of pulling power, and since I have a light Jeep, I usually have to end up tying myself off somewhere because the winch will usually just pull me forward rather then pulling out the stuck vehicle. It always works, and works fantasticly, having yet to let me down, just as good as any Warn I'd say considering the rave reviews it's getting.

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post #13 of 13 Old 09-04-2008, 09:49 AM
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Thats for the input. It looks comparable and I like the line speed on it. Oh yeah, free snatch block is what sold me on it.
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