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Winch problems....help??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by twenty_below0, Sep 21, 2001.

  1. twenty_below0

    twenty_below0 1/2 ton status

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    I have a Warn 8274 on my K5 and used it today while moose hunting, it pulled my buddy out,about 6 ft. of hard pulling then we un-hooked it and started winding it up....as we held the switch down it got slower and slower untill it was barely winding up the cable... The motor wasn't really hot ..(.was warm ) but not hot, felt the sylenoids and they were not hot either, not even warm niether was the cables power or ground....is the motor going out or what I'm puzzled, had the back off the motor about 2 weeks ago and the brushes were in very good shape, was a little rusty inside but looked good....also I dont have the control cable so I hooked it up to a 3-way toggle switch in the dash, it wasnt hot either.....any info greatly appreciated!! THX
     
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    most likley it is the battery. I run a less schwab 4x4 and it has never let me down once while using my winch. and the only time I use my winch is out fourwheeling winching fellow blazers.

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  3. twenty_below0

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    not the battery the truck is running and it did this while it was NOT underload..... the batteries are good!! has to be something else, I went out and tried it just now and it's back to normal...I mean line speed, so maybe it's the motor getting hot but it didnt feel hot...... could the switch not be delivering the right a mount of juice?? Just a guess, any other way to wire it temporarily to see if ti is the switch??
     
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    I would lay bets on the contacts in the solonoids have burn spots on them. You might also have problem with the ground or power cables.

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  5. shawnboy

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    I would definately remove all cables, clean them up with sandpaper, while yer at it clean yer battery terminals too. Pay particular attention to where the lugs are connected to all the cables. They sometimes wiggle loose and cause ya grief as well.
    Shawnboy.

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    Does an 8274 have a gearbox/transmission that uses oil? If so, it could be low on lube, causing the gears &amp; bearings to overheat and bind.


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  7. twenty_below0

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    can you change the bearings in this winch the lower ones because I've noticed that the drum does have some movement in it.....I will try to clean all the connections tomorrow morning and if any one has this winch and has done any bearing work could you give me some costs and how hard it was.....THX for the info
     
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    if your a running a stock alternator that puts out only .....70 amps and your winch draws under load around 250-350 amps it could have been a power problem. the battery could have been drained becuase of a worn out alternator that has seen better days and wasnt charging up the battery as fast as the winch was pulling power.
     
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    Like I said I have a High out put alternator and 2 batteries...everything is done right......I will check all connections here in an hour and see if that makes a difference....THX
     
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    COOL....got it fixed thx Grim and everyone for the info It was a bad connection that was hard to find but new cable fixed it!! THX for all the help when ever needed!! I will be sending in the 25 bones here real quick!! Now back to hunting!
     

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