How to remove pinion gear

To remove pinion gear part for spinning reel, you have to remove a few parts firstly, such as; spool, rotor and roller clutch. After that, you may remove easily pinion gear with its bearing and washers.

This means, you should do same steps for How to remove roller clutch anti-reverse article to reach of pinion gear zone. But, i’ll post entirely with step by step.

When you planning to clean and re-lube for pinion gear, you need to do same for drive gear since both gears are working with together. Consider to see How to remove drive gear article.

Also, you should use same type of grease for both gears. See at Grease section for reputable lubes on the market for spinning reels.

In this article i’ll remove pinion gear of shimano nexave spinning reel.

Remove spool assembly

To removing spool assembly, turn it the drag knob to counter-clockwise.

Remove spool washers

Spool support and washers are located on the spool shaft of spinning reel. Remove them by pulling upward towards.

spool washer

Remove rotor nut

If is there any small screw located in the right of the nut, this used as retainer and you need to remove it by screwdriver first.

rotor nut retainer screw

To removing rotor nut, use the 13mm of nut wrench.

rotor nut

The rotor nut was removed.

spinning reel rotor nut

Lift rotor assembly

To reach the anti-reverse roller clutch bearing, lift the rotor assembly from reel body.

reel rotor remove

Remove roller clutch mounting screws

Use the Philips screwdriver to remove this roller clutch screws.

roller clutch anti-reverse

Remove roller clutch anti-reverse assembly

After remove the screws, remove roller clutch assembly from pinion gear’s shaft.

roller clutch remove

Remove roller clutch sleeve

The roller clutch sleeve is recommended to remove before the removal of pinion gear.

roller clutch sleeve

Remove pinion gear

You may remove the pinion gear easily. just pull out it upward towards.

pinion gear with bearing

The pinion gear is ready for maintenance or replacement

Pinion gear was removed and it’s ready for cleaning, re-lube or replacement.

pinion gear of spinning reel