I posted this back on 9/29 on the gen fishing board, and never got around to putting it up here. Any help with this issue would be great!
I am at a stand still with my TRQ200. A couple of weeks back I lost 2 good fish due to the anti reverse failing and the reel backlashing. I talked to a Penn rep, and he told me it sounded like a clutch bearing. So I replaced that, used it for the first time yesterday, and had the same problem again on some nice fish The problem only happens when it is under load, so it's impossible to duplicate on the work bench.
My newest conclusion is that I need a new spool. There are two distinct wear spots on the shaft where the pinion sits. Plus the bearing that sits on the outside of the shaft I had to remove with pliers with moderate to heavy force. The only thing that is making me second guess myself is that the pinion fits into the spool shaft with very little play. The anti-reverse dogs are rock solid...is there anything else I could be missing? This reel has been flawless for the past 3 years, and has literally caught tons of fish.