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Old 03-08-2021, 03:07   #1
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ARCO 16 Winch Disassembly

Hi everyone,

I've finally decided to give my old ARCO 16 2-speed winches a complete clean, and to my dismay have struggled to disassemble the winch to access the internal gears. I've attached a few photos, and it seems that there may be a pin holding it together from the bottom.

I've tried giving it a good whack with a pin and hammer (and that didn't work).

Any suggestions from the forum from someone that has come across something similar would be very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-08-2021, 04:05   #2
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Re: ARCO 16 Winch Disassembly

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Loose Change.

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Re: ARCO 16 Winch Disassembly

Do you see the little (5mm) hole in the top of the round disk? The corresponding one on the other side? This is a retaining nut, and that's how you loosen it. From the ARCO page on maintaining your winch:

Insert a 3/16" screw or a small screwdriver or similar, into one of the two holes.
Insert your winch handle into the Main shaft of the winch and turn the handle against the screw, in a CCW direction, to unscrew the Retaining Nut.
Turn the winch handle in a CW direction to tighten the Retaining Nut.
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Re: ARCO 16 Winch Disassembly

Thanks GordMay and tkeithlu!

I admit to not having noticed the small hole (for which there is only one on this winch rather than the two mentioned on the ARCO site). I'll give that a try and see how it goes.

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