GREASE IT UP

4 x 4 Australia - - Gear -

4WITH the mo­tor re-as­sem­bled and off to the side, re­move the mo­tor end-plate from the rest of the winch. You’ll find three tie rods con­nect­ing the two ends with Allen key bolts. If the rods spin as you’re un­do­ing them, you’ll need to hold them with multi-grips. Use a rag to avoid dam­ag­ing the chrome fin­ish, as cor­ro­sion is in­evitable if the fin­ish gets bro­ken.

With the three bars off, re­move the mo­tor end-plate and then the drum. You’ll want to clean away the ex­ist­ing grease on the drum and end­plates to re­place it with fresh grease. On each end-plate you’ll find a plas­tic bush­ing that the drum runs in. Run your fin­ger along it look­ing for any gouges or rough spots. If they’re dam­aged they’ll need to be re­placed, other­wise they can be lightly re-greased.

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