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Reel Engage a bit too tight?

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So I’ve noticed that when I go to turn the crank and re-engage the reel on my Abu Garcia Revo SX that it requires a good bit more pressure than my other Abu Garcia reels. Same thing with the thumb bar, this requires a good bit more pressure to click down as well. I’ve broken the entire reel down to the clutch mechanism for cleaning and oil/grease. I’m experienced doing this. But this has not solved this issue. Any ideas?  Other than this, everything works correctly. Thanks in advance. 

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I'd look at making sure the surfaces of the thumb bar are properly lubricated. An that the springs that operate the thumb bar are in proper locations, and orientated correctly. 

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8 minutes ago, FordsnFishin said:

I'd look at making sure the surfaces of the thumb bar are properly lubricated. An that the springs that operate the thumb bar are in proper locations, and orientated correctly. 

I made sure I oiled the places where the thumb bar comes into contact with the frame. Do you typically grease or oil these areas?

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I always used grease in the past. Just recently I started to use a heavy weight 90-120 axle gear oil.

 

Inside the reel on both sides you'll see a slot that guides the thumb bar.  Get those,  then also where the clutch mechanism slides. 

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I don't know if this helps, but some reels require more or less pressure than others. Is it really bad or just noticable?

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2 hours ago, Glaucus said:

I don't know if this helps, but some reels require more or less pressure than others. Is it really bad or just noticable?

It's just noticeable, I took it apart again and made sure all clutch mechanisms where greased up.  Nothing is out of place.  It may just be this real requires more pressure.

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