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Arctic Cat Winch Problem

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by JDT, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. JDT

    JDT Member
    Messages: 48

    I have a 2004 Arctic Cat 400 with a Warn Winch. The winch stopped working awhile ago, when I click the in our out buttons I just hear a clicking coming from a box under the seat. I can't find any information anywhere on this, has anyone experienced a similar problem, or may be able to provide some insight on how to fix my problem? Thanks for your help in advance!

    Jeff
     
  2. loggerman

    loggerman Member
    Messages: 39

    Go to arcticchat.com , there is a answer for everything ac there!
     
  3. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    its the solenoid imo, click click click and its on a cat, warn and cat go handin hand lol

    call superwinchs rebuild center and the guy will sell ya a rebuilt cheap likw new, i have'nt had a problem in years nock on wood
     
  4. loggerman

    loggerman Member
    Messages: 39

    I have 3 atvs a thundercat 1000 and 2 650 v2s and never had any trouble with winches! The 650s are 05 machines and they get rode hard every year! The warns will last forever with a yearly mantanance program:)
     
  5. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    I am 99.8% sure it is he solenoid. It is either on the outside(back) of the battery box.
     
  6. JDT

    JDT Member
    Messages: 48

    Thanks guys, any idea's on where I can get a solenoid? Both AC dealers in my area have closed their doors.....
     
  7. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    warn maybe
     
  8. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    ebay most likely
     
  9. eicivic

    eicivic Member
    Messages: 43

    Mine did the same thing. Double check the connections at the solenoid and the connections where you got your power source. Being my cat has seen a lot of mud and water i had a bad connection so it didn't have the voltage required. Clean the connections and give it a try... Worst thing is you may waste a few minutes of your day.
     
  10. JoeCool

    JoeCool Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 214

    Yes, check connections, but use a voltage tester. When it clicks is the power coming out of the solenoid? If it is then is the connection at the winch putting the power to the winch? I had a similar problem, the brushes in the winch motor were the issue. One had broken off from the terminal on the inside of the case. I soldered it back on and used the winch for a year before selling the quad. IMO, the clicking solenoid indicates that it IS operating. As I said, use a voltage tester and trace the power from the source all the way to the winch. Winch is just an electric motor, don't be afraid to open it up if you need to.