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Its possible something has hit the tire and moved the winch and its no longer aligned or there is a rock or something stuck the hole where the rod goes. Try a long 3/8 extension that has a smaller square. If all attempts fail to get the rods to lock in and the winch to turn. You will need to use a grinder to cut the winch hanger so the tire can fall and the winch removed and replaced.
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