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warn winch

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Louiso, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. Louiso

    Louiso Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    okay i have a warn winch on my atv.

    i have had this winch for 3 or 4 years now. Lately it has had a mind of its own. when i want to raise my plow, the winch doesnt do anything till i shake the atv so the plow swings then it will raise same when i want to drop the plow. It doesnt do it till its been worked for atleast and hour, but today when i let it cool down for about 3 hours+ after doing about 8 driveways it still didnt want to raise and drop the plow until i would shake the atv or drive left and right really fast.

    any ideas or help would be very nice.


    i dont know if this is in the wrong place because i need help with my winch witch is my equipment but its on my atv!

    so sorry if its in the wrong place
  2. Carlo

    Carlo Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    The only time I a problem simular to yours was my battery was shot. But doing the side to side shake didn't do anything for me.
  3. Louiso

    Louiso Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    i dont know why..i have pulled the winch line out like 10 times nd neatly put it back in.....now i dont think that at max 1 foot of line in and out would cause a birds nest and not let the line out till i shake the line out of the birds nest
  4. Carlo

    Carlo Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    the birds nest happens pretty much as soon as you let a little too much cable out, it doesn't take much.
  5. JN16184

    JN16184 Member
    Messages: 46

    It sounds like a bad ground or switch. Start with the ground, since it's easy. Check the connections.
  6. Louiso

    Louiso Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    okay i will look when i fix the horse shoe and bolts that hold on the plow mounts
  7. sjcolwell22

    sjcolwell22 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    You have a loose connection at a solenoid or battery . When you shake it its most likely making better contact. Or possibly a bad wench motor.
  8. Louiso

    Louiso Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    okay thatnks. i will have them check it when it goes to the shop here in the next week or so