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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-13-2005, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Warn M8000 takes a crap!!

Well guys if you remember me asking all the winch questions a while back...its over. Got some new solenoids and figured that out, getting 12 volts at motor...nothing. Warn said if your getting power at the motor its shot. Took motor out cleaned it up real good with some contact cleaner,nothing. Warn wants $200 for a new motor, 4wheelparts $180, guess I'll go with the latter, cheaper than another winch. I've had it less than 2 years and its got maybe 20 pulls on it, half of those are pulling dead sows out of the barn and they don't weigh near as much as a jeep, ha! I figure I'll get the new motor, seal it up real good, mount the solenoid box up under the hood and get a cover for the winch...I'm figuring water killed my winch. Anybody else had problems with the M8000? I'm wondering if I paid $500 for the Warn name. [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]Aaron
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Re: Warn M8000 takes a crap!!

Well that sucks Aaron, I feel worse knowing what it was tugging on when it fried.

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Re: Warn M8000 takes a crap!!

see if you can find a maintanance manual from warn.....maybe you need to do a some routine maint. to keep 'er going?
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Re: Warn M8000 takes a crap!!

I agree.. I have an ancient 8000i that I take apart and grease once a year. Jeepgod bought it in the early 90's in socal, went to NC and used it a lot, swapped it to me and I use it a lot.. I used it yesterday to winch out a couple super duty trucks.
the motor needs more than just power to the one stud.. it needs to power up the other stud too to make the motor turn.
I kinda wonder if you could buy a 9500i motor and bolt it on...
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I kinda wonder if you could buy a 9500i motor and bolt it on

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thats basically what warn did on the 8274-50's to make them faster.

why not take it to a starter shop, see what they say and have them rebuld it? probably get away alot cheaper......
there is one place online that is in IL that does LOTS of winch motors for a decent price. i have one of their motors in my 20 year old 8274 and it works great.
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Re: Warn M8000 takes a crap!!

Thats what I did with my warn of the same desin Zach. They fixed me up with A better motor. It was great.........then I gernaded the gear off the end of the motor. So I fixed it and sold it.
8274 that replaced it has never let me down. I'll leave it at that.
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