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Re: Are These Winches Salvageable?
Replace the pawls - springs too probably. Use a brass brush on the roller bearings - they must be bright & shiny - keep working until they are.
Try soaking them overnight or longer in brake cleaner.
Polish up the races inside the drums with some 1000 grit and WD40 or kerosene.
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