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Old August 2nd, 2012, 08:04 AM   #1
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Default Winch Issues

I finally got around to installing my winch (Engo E9000s) but I'm having some issues getting things to work right. Hoping someone may have some advice before I contact Engo.

I hooked up everything per the instructions provided. With the Jeep running at idle if I press in on the controller it kills my Jeep. Revving it to 3k barely keeps it running and the winch barely spools rope in. Initially I thought maybe my battery couldn't support the load, but after it dies it fires right back up like nothing happened. The other oddity is that the positive cable running from the winch to the battery gets really hot. Like hot enough to melt the insulation. I'm out of ideas and a bit frustrated. Anyone think of anything obvious I'm overlooking? Alternator is a brand new 130A unit also.
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