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post #1 of 3 Old 05-28-2007, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Winch question on my tj

I bought a used winch (warn M8000) and i got a hell of a deal on it so i cant complain too much but it wont spool outward. It winches just fine pulling in as we found out the other day when a friend flipped his jeep on its side four wheeling. We had to winch it back over but when we noticed the winch cable was tangled up in the door pin and tried letting it back down it wouldnt. The solenoid clicks but nothing happens.
What could be wrong with it?

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post #2 of 3 Old 05-28-2007, 09:37 PM
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Bad solenoid. I think they are fairly easy to replace but couldn't tell you for sure as I haven't done it. Hopefully someone will chime in with the procedure so you can tell which one it is. If not I bet a quick google search will get you the right info.

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post #3 of 3 Old 05-29-2007, 12:11 AM
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Two big wires and two small wires bolt to a solenoid, they are easily replaced. Just make sure you disconnect the winch from the battery before starting the job. And before you get too far into it, start out by just tightening all the nuts holding the cabling to the solenoids and checking the battery connections. It may be nothing more than a loose nut holding a cable to one of the solenoids.

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