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Old 10-01-2007, 05:46 PM
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Chain Come-Along Repair

Anyone out there ever tear one down? I just bought a used one at a swap. Made by TUGIT. Looks in decent shape, but won't let the chain go in reverse. It will pull fine. I opened it up and everything looks real nice, but there appears to be a clutch type of material between the two gears on the handle side of the come-along. There's a machined gear that has a one way stop to it on the bottom inside the housing and another cast gear, that is the one that the handle actuates when ratcheting it.
The switch on the handle for forward-freewheel-reverse, works OK.

Hopefully I didn't just waste a few bucks on a piece of scrap.

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All the ones I have used had to have a load on them for the clutch to work
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All the ones I have used had to have a load on them for the clutch to work
Same here...
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Same here, put a load on that thing and try it.
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If the load thing doesn't work, post up a pic or two.
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All the ones I have used had to have a load on them for the clutch to work
Thanks for the replies. What's at issue is, if I was getting set up to use the puller, I'd need to be able to get the chain adjusted to attach to the points being used. At this point, I can't reverse or freewheel the come-along. If I turn the "wheel" that's at the top of the come-along, while it's in freewheel, it only pulls the chain forward, until the chain hook is all the way up to the handle.
I'm going to cheat a bit while I have it opened up and keep the gear stop pushed in, so I can get the chain back out aways. Then I'll put it all back together with some fresh grease inside, hook up the chain to something, and see if I can make it work.
If no luck, I'll post some pics.
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Like was said..you have to have a load on it to reverse or nuetral..hook the come along up to something..put in nuetral and give a good yank on the chain to break it loose,that usualy works.Also..some come alongs have a little block looking lever by the handle on the main case of it,that needs to be open for nuetral to work also.
Get a picture up of it on here if your still having problems,i deal with come alongs and chainfalls daily at work.
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Thanks for the replies. What's at issue is, if I was getting set up to use the puller, I'd need to be able to get the chain adjusted to attach to the points being used. At this point, I can't reverse or freewheel the come-along. If I turn the "wheel" that's at the top of the come-along, while it's in freewheel, it only pulls the chain forward, until the chain hook is all the way up to the handle.
I'm going to cheat a bit while I have it opened up and keep the gear stop pushed in, so I can get the chain back out aways. Then I'll put it all back together with some fresh grease inside, hook up the chain to something, and see if I can make it work.
If no luck, I'll post some pics.
Thanks again,
Bill
I know the one your talking about it should free wheel in the center position. Sound like something wrong with the selector switch. We had them jam up and had to have them sent out for repairs.
Most tool repair shop can fix or tell you whats wrong.

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