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DBrown2
09-16-2013, 09:53 AM
I searched and found a ton of info on the F2, and just replacing but nothing on just servicing the current unit.

I noticed last weekend it took... both arms to crank and lots of Go Power... 05 X Star. This weekend, I saw a small hole, and I shot some grease in it real quick just to see. As I was unloading the boat, and cranking up.. did much smoother, but as I was letting it back down I noticed... it wanting to slip gears.

My thoughts or I see.. take out the tiny bolts/screws.. holding the cap on I assume. My old one just popped off. Then load the end up with grease, and just let it gravity feed for a day or so, then start using it.

If this doesnt fix the use of Popeye Arms, then I will just upgrade to something else.

Nordicron
09-16-2013, 10:18 AM
I just put a f2 on my boat not long ago and after like 2 weeks I noticed it hard to crank. So took cap off and those gears had grease so I knew it had to be inside the tube that needed grease. No way to easily get in but did notice 2 small holes inside the inner plastic box so just stuck the grease gun on those 2 holes and started pumping in a ton of grease. Worked the jack up and down unloaded full range and problem solved. It was kinda shoddy and ticked me off that I had to do this to a brand new jack though!

chopp
09-16-2013, 07:16 PM
i have heaps of problems with mine getting hard to crank . is it used in salt water a bit , but when i take it all apart (pretty easy once you work out how ) there is no corrosion and sometimes plenty of grease. once i had to take grease out and spray some lube in there to get it to work . i thought they were suppose to be low-no maintenance.

JDC
09-16-2013, 09:28 PM
Has anyone contacted Cequent/Fulton about this?
I thought the last time I cranked on mine it seemed harder, but I've been off work for a while recovering and thought it was just me being weak. :(

Contact By Phone
Cequent Performance Products
(800)632-3290

I may give 'em a call in the next day or so and see what they say. Can't hurt... if I actually get to talk to someone.

packman312
09-17-2013, 12:50 AM
I contacted them. Their service guy suggested taking top of and adding small amount of motor oil. I did this and have had no further problems.

PACKMAN

sk8salomon
08-04-2015, 06:26 AM
Dug this post up because i've had some issues with my F2. Bought 6 years ago and have had similar problems with hard to crank. Like many posted above, i removed the top crank cap and gears had plenty of grease. Found that adding lube to the slider helped some but still not 100% happy. Long story short, my jack is shot. Broke the t-handle lever, glued back together for another 1/2 summer work and now the damn crank arm snapped off. Should I think "oh well, $100/6years"? I did send pics and email to Fulton. No response.

Bubbacuse77
08-04-2015, 06:45 AM
They should send you a new one. It has alifetime warranty I believe. My new f2 winch came with a bad handle and they are sending me new parts. Did you try calling the customer service number?

Fletchx7
08-04-2015, 09:07 AM
Dug this post up because i've had some issues with my F2. Bought 6 years ago and have had similar problems with hard to crank. Like many posted above, i removed the top crank cap and gears had plenty of grease. Found that adding lube to the slider helped some but still not 100% happy. Long story short, my jack is shot. Broke the t-handle lever, glued back together for another 1/2 summer work and now the damn crank arm snapped off. Should I think "oh well, $100/6years"? I did send pics and email to Fulton. No response.


I'd contact Fulton as well. The bracket that holds the gear assembly broke in my 2 year old jack and Fulton sent me a replacement. I kept the old one for parts. If you want, I can dig into it and see what parts I can salvage for you. Let me know.

el Dax
08-04-2015, 09:22 AM
Good thread! I was just thinking about how to service this thing.

sk8salomon
08-04-2015, 02:41 PM
Thanks guys. Last month I went on Fulton's site and made a generic request for service. About 3 days later, i recieved an email from "Bill" in the service dept. He asked if I had pics so i sent him some. This past weekend the handle snapped off so i took a pic, dug up the old email and sent him another one with the update. No response yet but i'll let you know if i hear.

In the meantime, i went ahead and ordered one from etrailer.com. Cheapest one i could find ($115) with free shipping :) if it lasts another 6 years i'll be happy.