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Tech Help with Warn Winch

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k5blazerus, Feb 23, 2003.

  1. k5blazerus

    k5blazerus 1/2 ton status

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    I need some help with my Warn Winch.
    Last night I pulled my friends toyota out with the winch. I did a short pull with the winch for about 15 seconds.
    The toyota got stuck again I hooked up the winch it the switch and all it did was make a buzzing sound sort of like when a starter is dead. I am thinking maybe it is the solinoid but compleatly shure. Any help would be cool.
    Colin
     
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    Clean your battery cable connections. Mine does this every few months or so. I clean up the connections and away it goes. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    I will go try that real quick.
     
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    Sandman you are the man.
    Just dirty connection I overlooked
     
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    Just a bit of info on those solenoid packs, if a solenoid ever goes out, all they are are standard ford starter solenoids /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif just go to auto parts store and pick on up /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    It's just a Ford solenoid? Man, that's good info.

    Dumb question - do the i series winches and the non-i series winches use the same solenoid, or what?
    -- Mike
     
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    I am not 100% sure but, I believe they are continuous duty solenoids which look just like a ford starter solenoid but not the same thing. In a pinch I am sure a ford starter solenoid would get the job done but it won't last long. Just my $.02
     
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    cool! /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     

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