Rebuilding a Winch? - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
 
Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum  

Go Back   Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum > General Tech > Newbie General 4x4 Discussion
Notices

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-25-2003, 11:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Member # 4270
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Posts: 156
Rebuilding a Winch?

I have a warn MX6085 winch that was on my 4runner when i bought it, its pretty old and I think it may have been a factory option of some sort. Its a 6000lb winch. Ive run it a few times and when it sounds like it needs some sort of lubrication. The switch that allows you to free spool the winch is also stuck. What I want to know is, what do i need to do to rebuild it? is it worth it? Can i replace parts of it to upgrade it to an 800lb winch?
any help would be appreciated
__________________
Battle Action Damage 85-4runner, 35" MTRS, 5.29s, Detroits front and rear, 5"allpro lift, sky hysteer, 5.0 tcase gears

ooooooooooooh nooooooooo
Toaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2003, 02:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Member # 14794
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 536
Send a message via AIM to korda
I'm not sure what type of winch that is but I had a very old 8274, was actually a 8074. Bill's write up was very helpful.

http://www.rightcoastcrawler.com/bil.../8274/8274.htm
__________________
Josh
korda is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 02-25-2003, 03:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Member # 3547
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 6,721
Best bet to call Warn. They're quite helpful with this stuff, and will direct you to parts diagrams etc.
BillaVista is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2003, 04:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Member # 14173
Location: maryland
Posts: 73
800lb is not much of an upgrade
supersammymd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2003, 05:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Member # 4270
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Posts: 156
doh!
__________________
Battle Action Damage 85-4runner, 35" MTRS, 5.29s, Detroits front and rear, 5"allpro lift, sky hysteer, 5.0 tcase gears

ooooooooooooh nooooooooo
Toaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2003, 05:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Member # 4270
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Posts: 156
Quote:
Originally posted by korda
I'm not sure what type of winch that is but I had a very old 8274, was actually a 8074. Bill's write up was very helpful.

http://www.rightcoastcrawler.com/bil.../8274/8274.htm
Thanks for your help
__________________
Battle Action Damage 85-4runner, 35" MTRS, 5.29s, Detroits front and rear, 5"allpro lift, sky hysteer, 5.0 tcase gears

ooooooooooooh nooooooooo
Toaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2005, 08:44 AM   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Member # 44913
Posts: 0
I have it

I have a Warn MX 6085 on my cherokee. Just like yours, my free spool switch is stuck. I called warn and they told me it has a 6000lb capacity. This winch is no longer made but you can still find parts for it. Hope this helps.
marks Cherokee is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.