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Old 09-17-2007, 08:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Replacement Winch Solenoid

Need to replace one of the solenoids on my E-12000 MM winch. Is there a generic replacement I can pick up from Napa? Such as the Ford relay commonly used on Taurus fans?

The MM guy said he might not be able to get me one since it is an older winch.

Any help would be great.
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Old 09-17-2007, 08:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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starter solenoids are intermintent duty...............DO NOT USE THEM!
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yep, a battery isolator, the kind people install on their car when they tow a camper equipped with batteries.
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Old 09-17-2007, 12:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The MM guy said he might not be able to get me one since it is an older winch.

Any help would be great.
great product support there..... i can get solenoids for a 40 year old warn, but not a milemarker that can't be more than 10 years old... truly sad...
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that's what I thought.

Looks like superwinch and t-max uses the same solenoids, so I might just pick up a coupld of them from summit.
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Old 09-17-2007, 05:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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im in the same situation. not to thread highjack, but i need a heavy duty soliniod for the taurus fan im gonna use? what aperage does it take to turn them? right now i just have a fan thru a 15 amp switch.
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Old 09-18-2007, 03:25 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I came across an add from airbagit.com...they have some 100% duty cycle solenoids for 16 bucks...may be worth checking out
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Old 09-18-2007, 05:56 AM   #8 (permalink)
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This is what I have used you will never have a problem again .

http://bluesea.com/category/1/productline/8
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This is what I have used you will never have a problem again .

http://bluesea.com/category/1/productline/8
For $138 I saw at one dealer, it should.
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This is what I have used you will never have a problem again .

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you only need 2 of those
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wow, 1.4 lbs each

how do you wire it for only 2 solenoids?
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wow, 1.4 lbs each

how do you wire it for only 2 solenoids?
JUST LOOK AT THE WARN WIRING, THE USE 2 FOR IN, 2 FOR OUT

the MM uses only 2, I would have to look at the wiring to see, shouldn't be too hard, look up a MM wiring setup
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never seen a MM
every winch I have seen uses 4 solenoids
assume the ground is through the case and you just energise a different pole for direction??
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the MM uses only 2, I would have to look at the wiring to see, shouldn't be too hard, look up a MM wiring setup
I would like to see this too.


I made my own 4-solenoid winch box for my trailer winch with (4) Ford-type solenoids. Haven't had an issue yet but its a little winch.

It would be nice to be able to make one with only 2-solenoids. Then I could use better units and have a smaller set-up.


Google failed me.... so far. So if you find something and are willing to share...
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Old 09-19-2007, 11:44 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I would like to see this too.


I made my own 4-solenoid winch box for my trailer winch with (4) Ford-type solenoids. Haven't had an issue yet but its a little winch.

It would be nice to be able to make one with only 2-solenoids. Then I could use better units and have a smaller set-up.


Google failed me.... so far. So if you find something and are willing to share...

here is all you need

several ways depending on your motor type

http://www.dbelectrical.com/winch/winch.shtml






& 4 solenoid
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you only need 2 of those
I use two of these contactors (Tyco makes them there now ~$60) for winch IN as thats where the high current draw is and winch OUT is only about 50A so the regular solenoids are fine . Series wound motors require the reversing of the windings with the armature . This is one setup done for a friend .









He did not want a switch on the dash so it was installed here and the LED on tells you the breakers are on , I would use three 200A breakers but he uses his so that when the breakers trip he double lines .

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