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Avid Juicy 3 pad problems

Discussion in 'The Shop' started by szacsi72, Jun 6, 2015.

  1. szacsi72

    szacsi72 Chimp

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    Hey guys

    I have an AVID Juicy 3 at home, but my idiot friend pulled the lever- when it was not on the bike.
    So the pads touched themself. I need help to fix it!

    Thanks
    David
     
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    Or, the gentle use of a flat headed screw driver.

    Or, remove the pads and you can use a closed end 8mm wrench or so to push the pistons back into the caliper.
     
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    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    They are stuck like that forever. (seriously, just pry them apart with a knife)
     
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    szacsi72 Chimp

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    The big problem is that there is no spece in there, and I can't remove pads.
     
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    try to wiggle a razor blade in between them, then a flatblade screwdriver. you have to manually push them apart. be careful because this will likely cause some damage to the pads. but you can lightly sand them afterwards.
     
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    You should still be able to get a flat head screw driver in between the backing plates (since the pad friction material doesn't go all the way to the edge) and "twist" the screw driver to start the pistons back into the calipers, that should create enough of a gap to then get something between the pads to push them back as needed.