check the position of the anti-reverse dog. it may not be properly grasping the anti-reverse ratchet gear. i don't know what the new drag range will be. i typically fish mine at about 5#'s with no problems. alan
those are the ones. on occasion, i will find the dog crushed down by the ratchet gear. and if you have cal's grease, go ahead and use it on anything needed. it will work just fine. please keep us posted. alan
the "teeth" of this dog have to be pinched together so that it will grip the ratched gear and then engage when the ratched gear moves backwards. but i want to check, are you sure this is the problem and that the dog is loose?
it sounds like the spring "teeth" are not holding on to the ratchet gear tightly enough.
I think that's it, the dog is swinging away from the gear and then re-engaging, rather than staying "clipped" onto it. You're saying to just fold the teeth together tighter so it will hold the gear and not swing?
that should do it. now, look closely at the photo above. see the dot? it's a spot weld. if the spot weld breaks, then the spring steel is not held closely to the dog and the whole assembly will have to be replaced. that happens alot. take a look and let me know. otherwise, just squeezing the "teeth" together should do the trick. alan
i tried bending the teeth, and it's still making noise, i' m going to order a new one and see if it fixes the problem.
I also need a new pawl cover for the levelwind (BTN2457)
where would you reccommend I buy these, mikesreelrepair.com was the cheapest i've found, but if you have a better place, could you please let me know.