2007 RAM 2500 Power Wagon - Sparking Winch

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2007 RAM 2500 Power Wagon - Sparking Winch

Post by Milkeeway » Thu Jun 23, 2022 4:00 pm

I recently purchased a 2007 Ram 2500 Power Wagon. The wiring on the winch is pretty corroded and I think may be what is causing issues with its operation.

It was sparking/arcing, off the cable and rear bars on the winch body. I’ve since completely disconnected and tucked the cables away. My plan was to drop the winch and replace the cables/terminals. The winch would run for a second and then stop, I’m thinking that was the low voltage stop possibly? Could have been due to the corroded/bad connection to the battery.

I can’t move it into free spool so it took hours to get it to unspool. The factory cable was shot, the bolt holding the cable is stripped, had to angle grind the cable to cut it off since there was no way I was going to spool it back up.

It doesn’t look like it’s ever been serviced, or really taken care of at all.

If I’m going through the trouble of dropping it off the truck, I figure I want to do whatever I can to replace/rebuild as much of it as possible so it’s running reliably if and when I need it.

1) Is there a parts list or rebuild kit I can buy?

2) If rebuilding isn’t the answer, is there an off the shelf winch that bolts up?

3) Do you have a cable replacement recommendation? (Assuming I can get this rusted stripped bolt out)
2007 RAM 2500 Power Wagon

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Re: 2007 RAM 2500 Power Wagon - Sparking Winch

Post by Bill2014 » Tue Jul 12, 2022 11:31 am

I like personally like the steel cable - but lots of folks here have switched over to synthetic line!
2014 Power Wagon Laramie
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