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post #1 of 12 Old 11-07-2013, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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ENGO winch issues

Bought a engo winch from river city off road. Great deal. 279 shipped…

Anyways, when the solenoid is centered like it should be, the cables are too short to get to the motor… So I had to slide it over to the side and got it to look crapy but fit.

Then I tried to get the cables hood up to the battery. Too short by about 6" unless I just drape the cable overtop the air box..

Anyone one else having these issues?
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post #2 of 12 Old 11-07-2013, 06:04 PM
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Yes and no, I made my own mount for the box which turned it 90 degrees and allowed the cables to fit properly. 10k here, not sure exactly what your model looks like but the standard mounting brackets were not working out correctly . I will be relocating that massive inconvenience to.......where ever I can get it to fit over the winter. Custom box too, mine has already started to lose its shape and is not very weather proof.
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10k engo here,100% out of the box worked and fit like a champ. Sorry you are having issues. :-/
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Bought a engo winch from river city off road. Great deal. 279 shipped…

Anyways, when the solenoid is centered like it should be, the cables are too short to get to the motor… So I had to slide it over to the side and got it to look crapy but fit.

Then I tried to get the cables hood up to the battery. Too short by about 6" unless I just drape the cable overtop the air box..

Anyone one else having these issues?
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I've read that some people have had to switch the two cables that run from the winch body to the solenoid in order to get the solenoid to mount in the center of the winch. Hopefully this trick works for you! Report back and let us know...

As for the cables being too short to reach the battery, I haven't heard about that being an issue before. Your best bet would honestly be to call into Engo and see what they have to say about it. You could also give a shout to the dealer that you bought it from.

Good luck getting it straightened out and definitely hit me up if you have any questions in the future. We do a decent amount business with Engo and I might have a few here that we can take a look at to see if we can replicate the issue!

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I have a 10K mounted with no problems. I did have the winch fail over the summer but ENGO's customer service was top notch and sent me a replacement part double quick. They even gave me a number to call them on a Saturday for instructions on how to replace the part. He stayed on the phone with me the entire time while I fixed it. Pretty cool.

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I have a 10K mounted with no problems. I did have the winch fail over the summer but ENGO's customer service was top notch and sent me a replacement part double quick. They even gave me a number to call them on a Saturday for instructions on how to replace the part. He stayed on the phone with me the entire time while I fixed it. Pretty cool.
I had the same great support experience with them last month.

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Maybe I am trying to route the cables incorrectly. Anyone have a picture of where the mounted their cables?
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Sorry, I can't help with this, but I wanted to say... after I did the remote solenoid install for my current winch, I'll never run a solenoid outside the engine bay again. Take the time to mount it under the hood and you'll be glad you did.


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I actually have the hood on the JK up right now looking for a spot. Don't see one at all. The engine bay in a 2013 JK doesn't have much room
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Yeah, I'm in an '09. I'm not sure where I'd put it in a '13. What about in the cab somewhere? There's probably room under the cowl (the piece that's replaced for the Rugged Ridge snorkel)...


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I got it in. Routed them differently… Used 1/2" rubber tube to insulate all the power wires to make sure they don't rub… Really happy with the install. Unfortunately once hooked up I powered out the winch and it sounded like gears were grinding apart on the inside… Powered it back in and it sounded okay… I am going to be pissed if I have to redo it all. Sent an email to Joel at engo, we will see what he says…

I read a post on here or on pirate where someone said he pulled the selector knob off and poured oil in the gear case. I know the gears are lightly greased from the factory… I wonder if the case would hold oil, or if it would just make a big mess
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I called Engo. They seemed to think the noise might have been the brake and normal. This is the 4th winch I have owned, and none of them have ever made a different noise on power out than power in…. I will go do some test pulling and see if it doest it again.
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