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post #1 of 9 Old 02-09-2010, 03:02 AM Thread Starter
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Winch Wire help...

Alright so I scored a Warn XD9000i the other day for 600 never been used.
So I go to install it, and in the process of pulling my old winch (not working) I noticed that the ground wire had been in some decent contact with the belt.
AKA the wire was eaten half way through.

So all of you guru's out there, would that make the winch just click when I tried to spool it out or in? Or is that a bad solenoid?

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post #2 of 9 Old 02-09-2010, 04:57 AM
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the old winch just clicks or the new?
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Old....the one with the half eaten ground wire.

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post #4 of 9 Old 02-09-2010, 07:26 AM
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You may not be getting enough current to turn the motor.
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MIght be shorting out as well ...

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It should run just fine with half a wire as long as there is no load on it. There is something else wrong with the old winch.

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MIght be shorting out as well ...
That won't matter as long as it is the ground wire.

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There's 4 relays in a typical winch control pack. If one of the four is blown, you will hear a click in one direction, but it should work in the other. if two are blown, there's a 50% chance that it will still work in one direction.

I agree with the previous posters that if the ground wire is still partially intact, the winch should have worked. If you tested the relay pack, and found it was still good, the next thing to check is the motor.

I rebuilt a 'broken' Warn M8000 last year, and it turned out that one of the field coil ends had broken loose from the power stud. If the motor was shaken, or heated, the crack would widen enough that power couldn't get through, and it was 'dead'. I resoldered the joint, dressed the armature for good measure, and it was back in business. If that's too much for you to take on, try to find a local starter rebuilder. If you disassemble the winch for them, and bring in the motor only, they will be able to refurb it for you cheap (like $50 or so.) But make sure the relay pack works first, because one relay can cost more than the motor refurb.
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Gavitron, holy shit man, I need to get you to help me with anything electrical!!

Sounds like you know what your doing!
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