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Avid Juicy 3 pad problems

szacsi72

Chimp
Jan 14, 2015
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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
 

kickstand

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Sep 18, 2009
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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.
 

Jm_

Turbo Monkey
Jan 14, 2002
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They are stuck like that forever. (seriously, just pry them apart with a knife)
 

jonKranked

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The big problem is that there is no spece in there, and I can't remove pads.
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.
 

kickstand

Turbo Monkey
Sep 18, 2009
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Fenton, MI
The big problem is that there is no spece in there, and I can't remove pads.
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.