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I have an old Abu Garcia XLT 85-0 baitcast reel. I had a few issues with it. The spool wasn't free spooling which I fixed by cleaning the spool assembly and bearings. But now I have an issue I can't seem to figure out with the drag system and anti reverse dog. I have cleaned all the parts, put it back together. Before I tighten down the star drag, the reel seems to work fine. After I tighten down the star drag, add the handle, the reel won't engage and the anti reverse won't engage. If I do get it to engage briefly it slips. I'm lost here, anyone have any ideas?