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Old 02-25-2003, 12:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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
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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
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Old 02-25-2003, 04:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Best bet to call Warn. They're quite helpful with this stuff, and will direct you to parts diagrams etc.
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Old 02-25-2003, 05:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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800lb is not much of an upgrade
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Old 02-25-2003, 06:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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doh!
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Old 02-25-2003, 06:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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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
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Old 03-22-2005, 09:44 AM   #7 (permalink)
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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.
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