Stradic ci4 2500 handle seized up

Hey all

My 2500 stradic ci4 handle won't wind. It has seized up. Always wash down with fresh water and dry it. Has recently been used almost daily and did go for a short swim off the Yak but was washed down immediately. 

Any ideas and ways to fix?

Cheers

 


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Not good

Wed, 2018-01-10 14:02

 Can you be a bit more specific. Is the nob on the handle not turning or the actual reel is seized up.

If it is the nob then get to work with some CRC, WD40.

If the reel is seized then it is time for a complete service.

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 My ci4 went for a swim and

Wed, 2018-01-10 14:13

 My ci4 went for a swim and within 2 days was really stiff to wind. I opened it up, cleaned out the old grease and re lubed it up. It's been perfect since. I suggest doing the same.

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Cheers ladsMadmerv - the

Wed, 2018-01-10 14:33

Cheers lads

Madmerv - the handle won't turn as in I cannot wind it.

edit - I have managed to force it to wind now but after stopping and leaving it goes tight again

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Ci4

Wed, 2018-01-10 14:36

 just had same issue on exactly the same reel, the bearing that sits on the gear that the handle drives was seized, everything else in the reel was fine just received the new bearing from eBay today $6. 

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mark

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 Awesome! Don't suppose you

Wed, 2018-01-10 14:51

 Awesome! Don't suppose you have the eBay link?

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Link

Wed, 2018-01-10 15:24

 sorry no but if you search shimano bearing it’s easy to find, you can buy a full set for stradic or individual the supplier is plaig bearings. 

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 If it is he bearing - you

Thu, 2018-01-11 15:19

 If it is he bearing - you could even take it to a local bearing shop such as statewide bearings. They have always been able to provide me with the bearings I need right away if conducting a service before a fishing trip.