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Ok.... this weekend we were at Drummond Island on a pre-run for this summers Hummer Club event.... it was a good time, however, at winch hill, after pulling 4 or 5 trucks up, I was unable to get my winch to work, it just clicked.... All the mean while, it kept geting harder and harder to pull the line out (I am running synthetic).... So, I knew when I got home I had a project infront of me....
Tonight I pulled the winch down and started to dissassemble it to find out the reason for the two issues.... so.... Here is what I found, not exactly what a winch gear should look like....
(The biggest key is to mark the housing BEFORE you take bolts out)
The end cap that has the free spool lever on it :
The motor end
The Drum - This is all rusty cause it had a steel line on it most of its life....
The damn allen bit I broke off - now another issue to deal with
Middle planetary gear set
Bottom Planetary gear set
The gear set - Cleaned
Free Spool Lock - How it works
Free Spool Lever Locked
Free Spool lever locked - the ring my thumb is on is the one that needs to spin freely to get the line to come out easy. This was, as you saw, caked in 80% mud and 20% grease and it was tough to spin when I had it on the bench.
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