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Warn winch question

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dragon21, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. Dragon21

    Dragon21 In my defense, I was left unsupervised
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    Who has one. 2nd one in a row that looks like this. Does it straighten out when mounted, or is defective

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  2. GlockMeister

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    I dont have a warn but...that cant be right. Im pretty familiar with winches and have never seen one warped like that.
     
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  3. Dragon21

    Dragon21 In my defense, I was left unsupervised
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    This is my first one. Company tried blaming me. I didn’t even notice until they sent me the picture and tried to deny my refund.

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    My warn 4500 didn't look like that
     
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    Looks dropped or over tightened on top
     
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    Did they send you back your first broken one?

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  7. Dragon21

    Dragon21 In my defense, I was left unsupervised
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    Different seller
     
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    I have taken mine apart many times and there is a hex shaped rod #8 that transfers motor movements to the gears on the opposite side! Now pay attention to #5 which sits on the end of the hex shaped rod. It should fit into #4 which sits on the motor side! My guess is if you remove or loosen screws #19 from the two rods #10 which hold the two half’s of the winch together you will be able to verify they are fitting together correctly. If they are mount the bottom of the winch to mounting plate using bolts #21 and after all 4 have been started then you can tighten the top.

    I would be very surprised to hear that there is a bent shaft at the end of the motor causing this, my guess would be rods #10 are to tight;)
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  9. Dragon21

    Dragon21 In my defense, I was left unsupervised
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    I emailed Warn last night and they responded back this morning with this:

    "When we assemble our ATV winches, we attached a long screw that hold the drum supports together at the bottom. Notice the hole on the protector plate with the date stamp? This is used for installation. The winch is going to have some flex to it if the screw is not there."
     
  10. Dragon21

    Dragon21 In my defense, I was left unsupervised
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    Problem was the gasket (3) and alignment ring (2) were not seated properly. Good to go now. However as in tightening it down. The same hole feels like it wants to strip again. It’s the front one closest to the power cables. All the others tighten just fine. That on as I’m tightening it, I can feel it get snug, but it feels if I put more pressure it won’t get snugger, it feels like it’s fonna strip it. So I stopped while it’s snug. Never had this many issues with winches before.

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    Mine same front bolt hole striped as well. I tapped it one size bigger and put new bolt in.
     
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  12. Dragon21

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    Thought about tightening it down and see if it does. Then put a helicoil in it or go bigger. Or just leave it like it is
     
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    why not order a new nut from warn and replace the messed up one?
     
  14. Dragon21

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    Not a nut on theirs, it’s threaded into the housing
     
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    Both my Warn 4000 and 4500 has a steel nut vs the aluminum threaded.

    I was thinking the same thing about the changing the nut. This one is strange.
     
  16. joeymt33

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    Both of these warns were not shaped like that. I wouldn’t like it either.

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  17. Dragon21

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    Apparently the threaded rod that holds it together was missing. All good now. This is what the bottom looks like

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  18. Dragon21

    Dragon21 In my defense, I was left unsupervised
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    Actually that picture isn’t what mine looks like, just kidding. That one has the nuts in it.
     
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    That ProVantage is sexy looking and so shiny, and that cable...;)
     
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    My cheap motoalliance(Viper) winch has 4 bolts going across
     

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