3-17. WINCH SHEARPIN REPLACEMENT
a. General. An aluminum shearpin (1) connects the universal joint yoke and front
winch drive shaft. The shearpin (1) is designed to break whenever the winch is overloaded
and is retained with cotter pins (2).
Never substitute rivets, pins, bolts. or nails for the shearpin (1).
Damage to component can result.
b. Replacement. Turn universal joint yoke on winch drive shaft and aline shearpin
holes in yoke with hole through shaft. Push broken part of shearpin (1) from drive shaft
with a new shearpin. Install cotter pins (2) on each end of new shearpin (1).