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Fixing Shimano Spinning Reel Anti-Reverse


Quick Fix Instructions- Spinning Reels Super Stopper Roller Clutch Anti-Reverse Replacement


Shimano reels equipped with Super Stopper or Super Stopper II can be easily repaired by the consumer.

Models: Sustain, Stradic, Saros, Symetre, Sahara, Sedona, Sienna, Slade, Thunnus, Baitrunner, B, Spheros

Symptoms of Anti-Reverse failure: Handle spins backwards on hookset or with line pressure.

Diagnostic Procedure: With the Anti-reverse switch in the "off" position, spin the handle backwards. While the handle is still spinning, throw the switch into the "ON" position. If the handle stops immediately, the anti-reverse needs cleaning or replacement.

Tools that may be needed:Small flat head screwdriver, small Philips head screwdriver, 1/2 inch nut driver or crescent wrench.

Schematics: http://fish.shimano.com/publish/content/global_fish/en/us/index/customer_service0/Reel_Schematics.html


Remove spool assembly by turning the drag knob counter-clockwise

Remove spool assembly by turning the drag knob counter-clockwise.


Remove spool washers and spool support by pulling them upward towards the end of the spool shaft

Remove spool washers and spool support by pulling them upward towards the end of the spool shaft.


Remove the small retaining screw with a small screwdriver

Remove the small retaining screw with a small screwdriver. Then use a 1/2 inch nut driver, deep socket, or crescent wrench to remove the rotor nut.


Lift rotor assembly from reel body to expose roller clutch bearing

Lift rotor assembly from reel body to expose roller clutch bearing.


Remove roller clutch mounting screws

Remove roller clutch mounting screws (3 or 4) depending on model/size.


Carefully remove roller clutch assembly as to not dislodge the pinion gear

Carefully remove roller clutch assembly as to not dislodge the pinion gear.


position the roller clutch sleeve with the larger diameter area towards the top of the roller clutch assembly

Make sure that the roller clutch sleeve is positioned with the larger diameter area towards the top of the roller clutch assembly as shown above.


Install the new roller clutch assembly

Install the new roller clutch assembly. Verify that the anti-reverse cam and the groove on the roller clutch assembly are aligned before securing the mounting screws. Reassemble the reel by reversing the above procedures.


proof repair with diagnostic procedure

Use the diagnostic procedure to ensure that the repair has been properly performed.


Got problems? Call Shimano Customer Service at 1-877-577-0600.




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