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Question on camlocks

Andy Sabisch

Active member
Quick question . . . is there a way to fix camlocks / knuckles on the ATX so that they hold in position? The upper one on my ATX holds somewhat until you put pressure on it and then it slides together . . . .




Hi Andy.

You can try using come compressed air and blow in around them and you may get lucky.
Most times (90%) it requires disassembly of the camlocs (using Garrett's shaft nut spanner tool #1625200 for this) so you can clean
everything internal to the camloc and restore the functionality. The sand grains get embedded in the plastic friction pads
and thus reduces the surface area contacting the fiberglass rods - then it slips. Also roughens the surface of the rod over time and
compounds the issue.

Hope that helps?



New member
Hi Andy
I had the same problem but with the middle camlock. no matter how tight I tighten the camlock it would slip in .I called garret after the warranty was mistake because it was doing it before the warranty ended. Anyways they have a kit for the plastic pads and the knuckles for like 35-40 bucks .After replacing all of them it worked fine.The kit comes with 3-pads 3 knuckles slightly different sizes for different shaft sizes.