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2011/02/01 15:35:01 (permalink)

Winch won't free spool?

well winch won't free spool. Took apart, cleaned gears, lubed with grease. Plunges in/out but still won't free spool... It's a Polaris 3000 or 3500 idk which one.

Any advice or help!

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    la77chevy
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    Re:Winch won't free spool? 2011/02/03 12:21:29 (permalink)
    Warn winch right? I've seen several do this, it's usually the gears behind the plastic lever on the side. Pop off the plastic piece and there will be a snap ring. Remove the snap ring and realign the gears. Really crappy design but not hard to fix
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    Re:Winch won't free spool? 2011/02/03 19:29:23 (permalink)
    my warn wont free spool either, guess ill have to try this

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    Re:Winch won't free spool? 2011/02/03 20:13:51 (permalink)
    I'll def look with ur advice!

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    Re:Winch won't free spool? 2011/02/04 10:36:55 (permalink)
    You will need a real small pair of snap ring pliers
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    Re:Winch won't free spool? 2011/02/05 01:37:26 (permalink)
    Mine did the same thing. Easy fix as mentioned above. Guess I was  used to the old warn's that you had to give a good turn to go back and forth. The xt's take minimal effort.

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    Re:Winch won't free spool? 2011/02/05 10:02:07 (permalink)
    The popo version, I think is different? I took it completely in half. Cleaned grease. The lever is actuating the rod and spring, and "throwing" full rotationbut won't go into free spool still!

    I may just be frustrated, but if anyone can elaborate, I'd appreciate it.

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