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Old 04-02-2010, 10:55 PM   #1
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Two winch related questions

The TJ I bought came with a winch installed. It is sporting synthetic rope. My first question is: I have no idea how old the line is, is there a recomended change out time due to UV or some other reason. I also cannot tell you how much it was actually used, however I don't see any frays or cuts.

Secondly, today was the first time I tested the winch to see if it works. All I get is a clunking from the solenoid in both in and out positions but no movement. Starting point?

It's a Champion Power Equipment 8000. I've never heard of them before, are they good or bad? Perhaps just scrap it and put on a Warn?

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Old 04-02-2010, 11:06 PM   #2
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Keep the line, get a new winch?

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Old 04-02-2010, 11:50 PM   #3
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No there is no recommended time to switch out the line, if theres no frays or any sorts then youre good to go. As for the clunking, couldnt help ya out, i myself have only played with my winch once.
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:08 AM   #4
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Might wanna try removing and cleaning the solenoid. The add some dielectric grease to all the connections.
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