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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-08-2000, 02:22 PM
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Warn 8274 broken bolts

I finally got around to taking the warn winch my dad gave me off the chev winch bumper. In the process 3 of the 4 bolts broke off[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]. The one I did get out was on the side opposite the gears. I was also able to drill the nut and split it with a chisel and then drill a hole in the stud and use an easy out to remove it. The fun started on the gear side of the winch. There isn't access to drill the square nuts and split them on this side. I tried drilling the stud and using an easy out but I succeded in breaking off the easy out[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img].

The problems are the nuts fit into a grooved slot so the nut and stud won't slide straight through and the housing is aluminum so using a torch is out. I haven't taken apart a winch before and was wondering how hard it is? I supose this would be a good time to fix anything or replace anything worn?? Is there somewhere I can find info on how to take the winch apart and rebuild it?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-08-2000, 03:22 PM
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Re: Warn 8274 broken bolts

Hey there,

I have never had my Warn 8274 apart but have wondered on how easy it was. I have heard that its no big deal.

Take a look at www.DSIWARN.com I have ordered parts through them and they have an exploded view of the winches. Maybe that would help.

Normally they aren't to hard to figure out. I have worked on a few but never the 8274.. (not yet...)

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 09-08-2000, 04:28 PM
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Re: Warn 8274 broken bolts

Can you fit a metal cutting Sawzall blade in there and cut the broken bolt flush with the nut? I would go look at mine, but I didn't drive it today.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 09-08-2000, 07:17 PM
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Re: Warn 8274 broken bolts

I would use a die grinder to grind the bolt down until the nut can slide out.

The 8274 is really easy to work on with the exception being the brake. It usually requires a press to get it apart if it has not been disassembled for a while.

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