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Upgrading Shimano Citica Reels


Shimano Curado/Citica/Cruxis-- Levelwind System Upgrade Tutorial


This step by step tutorial is provided to assist in the levelwind upgrade of Curado CU200DPV, CU200DHSV, Citica- CI200D, CI200DPV, and Cruxis CRX200reels. Upgrades are only necessary if you experience a clicking sound or binding in the retrieve in your new reel. The procedure should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. Please exercise caution and use safety glasses when using hand tools. For any further assistance, please feel free to contact Shimano customer service at 1-877-577-0600.



Tools needed to perform upgrades: Needle nose pliers, tweezers, small flathead screwdriver, and small Phillips screwdriver.


Step 1: Remove Spool Assembly by rotating Turn-key Dial located on left side plate.

Step 1: Remove Spool Assembly by rotating Turn-key Dial located on left side plate.

Step 2: Remove Thumb Rest Screw located on the right side plate at the front.

Step 2: Remove Thumb Rest Screw located on the right side plate at the front.

Step 3: Remove Left Thumb rest Screw.

Step 3: Remove Left Thumb rest Screw.

Step 4: Remove Thumb Rest

Step 4: Remove Thumb Rest

Step 5: Use small flathead screwdriver to remove Work Shaft E-Lock.

Step 5: Use small flathead screwdriver to remove Work Shaft E-Lock.

Step 6: Remove Left Worm Bushing (B) and Washer.

Step 6: Remove Left Worm Bushing (B) and Washer.

Step 7: Remove Upper Stabilizer Bar.

Step 7: Remove Upper Stabilizer Bar.

Step 8: Remove Levelwind Guard.

Step 8: Remove Levelwind Guard.

Step 9: Use tweezers to grasp and rotate Idle Gear 90 degrees to disengage it from Worm Shaft. Remove worm shaft thereafter.

Step 9: Use tweezers to grasp and rotate Idle Gear 90 degrees to disengage it from Worm Shaft.  Remove worm shaft thereafter.

Step 10: Remove Pawl Cap, Pawl, and Pawl Spacer. Replace existing Levelwind Guide with Upgraded Levelwind Guide.

Step 10: Remove Pawl Cap, Pawl, and Pawl Spacer.  Replace existing Levelwind Guide with Upgraded Levelwind Guide.

Step 11: Install Pawl, Pawl Spacer, and Pawl cap onto Upgraded Levelwind Guide.

Step 11: Install Pawl, Pawl Spacer, and Pawl cap onto Upgraded Levelwind Guide.

Step 12: Reinstall Worm Shaft into Idle Gear. Make sure to rotate Idle Gear 90 degrees so that the Worm Shaft and Idle Gear are fully engaged.

Step 12: Reinstall Worm Shaft into Idle Gear.  Make sure to rotate Idle Gear 90 degrees so that the Worm Shaft and Idle Gear are fully engaged.

Step 13: Install Upgraded Upper Stabilizer Bar.


Step 14: Re-install Levelwind Guard.


Step 15: Reinstall Worm Shaft Bushing (B) and Washer.


Step 16: Use needle nose pliers to secure Worm Shaft, Bushing, and Washer with E-Lock.


Step 17: Using needle nose pliers, secure Upgraded Stabilizer Bar with E-Lock.


Step 18: Reinstall Thumb Rest.


Step 19: Secure Thumb Rest with screws (long screw on the right and short screw on the left).


Step 20: Reinstall Spool Assembly and close Left Side Plate. The Levelwind Upgrade is now complete!




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