5500C

Discussion in 'Reel Repair and Upgrades' started by Grizdog, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. Grizdog

    Grizdog New Member

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    I have a fairly old, previously reliable Ambassador 5500C. Recently, something inside must have broke, because the drag no longer works. You can pull out line with little effort no matter how tight the drag is set. Any advice besides buying a new one?
     
  2. odtimr

    odtimr New Member

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    Rich Welcome to the BOC
    check out the library it has pictures & break downs for cleaning reels. You can call the 800 number of Abu Garcia on the net and they will e-mail you a parts breakdown and owners manuel at no cost. They also repair reels, kind of pricy. I just spent $52.00 to have them repair a reel of mine, about what the reel is worth. Might try it yourself after you do your research, or maybe try a dealer, get an estimate first. luck