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post #1 of 6 Old 11-30-2019, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Warn Winch Rebuild

Hi all,

Looking for a little guidance with a warn winch rebuild - specifically the VR8000 winch.

It stopped working on me a few weeks ago up north. When I got it home I opened it up and pulled it apart. The motor was so corroded I didn't even bother to see if a rebuild was possible.

I bought a new motor that I am going to be installing shortly.

I wanted to clean off the gears from the opposite side of the motor and repack them with grease, but I am not sure what the best way is to do this?

What grease is best to use? What is the best way to clean the gears? Is there anything I can do like put silicone around the motor housing to help keep moisture out in the future etc?


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post #2 of 6 Old 11-30-2019, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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Also, I was trying to see if I could replace the bearing closest to the motor, but I can't seem to figure out how to get it out of the housing, or find the part number needed to replace it?

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post #3 of 6 Old 12-02-2019, 12:23 PM
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Try this.
https://winchserviceparts.com/vr8000.php

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post #4 of 6 Old 12-02-2019, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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I actually just ordered from them. I got fed up trying to get the broken bolts out of the motor housing supports. After spending about 12 hours and having one whole side still jammed up on me, $50 sounded a lot easier lol.

I am still hoping to figure out what the best type of grease is to use when packing the winch gears, and how much to use and how to properly pack them?

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post #5 of 6 Old 12-19-2019, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
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Bump - no one has rebuilt a winch?

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post #6 of 6 Old 12-23-2019, 12:09 AM
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Warn recommends moly grease, call Warn's customer service department for specific recommendations. There are many videos on rebuilding Warn winches on YouTube, just Google them. Avoid heavy greases like wheel bearing grease or it'll be a booger to pull the rope out in free spool.

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