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Old 06-05-2013, 02:28 PM   #1
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Engine shuts off(Winch issue)

Ok guys I have an idea on what this is but need more input before I put money into an area that may not help my issue. When I use my Warn VR10000lb winch it kicks my jeep of unless I rev my jeep a little. Now to me, that seems like my alternator at idle does not have enough juice to keep my winch going. If anyone has anyone other ideas or troubleshooting methods please explain, and thank you.

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Old 06-05-2013, 02:32 PM   #2
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What kind of battery do you have (and the CCA rating of it) and what do the battery connections look like? I doubt it is a bad alternator

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10000lb winch is a tad overkill for a Jeep but it's your battery that's not supplying enough juice. I would invest into a more HD battery like Sears Diehard. It's not an alternator issue.
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Yes that sounds like a battery related issue to me too.
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Yea 10000lb is over kill but I just got a great deal on it so I took it, and it's was the one I got in the jeep. It needs to be upgraded anyways.
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If you have a manual, put in a hand throttle to keep the revs up while you winch. Lots of threads on here about it
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If you have a manual, put in a hand throttle to keep the revs up while you winch.
That only helps a little. The vast majority of amperes a winch draws, which can be well over 400 amps, comes directly from the battery. The alternator can only provide a small percentage of that and just slow the rate at which the battery is drained.
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That only helps a little. The vast majority of amperes a winch draws, which can be well over 400 amps, comes directly from the battery. The alternator can only provide a small percentage of that and just slow the rate at which the battery is drained.
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No correction intended, just providing a little added information that may be useful to some.
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Thank you for all your input already have a battery ordered and picking it up soon. Thank you very much.

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