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    Posted: 16 July 2019 at 9:55pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote stout22 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 July 2019 at 6:54am
Describe the surprise - computer at work wont let me open the photo/video
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Do you think you can save it?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote alabamatoy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 July 2019 at 7:59am
Yep, BTDT.  Some careful disassembly, cleaning with brake cleaner and/or degreaser, relube and reassemble is in order.  Seal it up well.  Mine appeared not to be sealed very well.
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I wonder how much of that is just old waxed up grease? What brand of winch is it?

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It's dirt mixed with the oem grease.
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Warn recominds Aeroshell 64 grease.
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Got everything cleaned out, regreased and reassembled.  Works more better now....even free spools. Smile
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Nice. 
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If you ever take one apart, take LOTS of photos as you disassemble it.  It makes putting it back together a lot easier.  Tongue
 
Also, order gaskets early before disassembly.  I waited until I needed them and would of had to wait a week to get them.  Had to buy some gasket material and make my own.  PITA.  Cry
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