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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Avid Juicy 5 Clamped shut. Someone please HELP!

    I have an Avid Juicy 5's. On the front wheel, the disc will not fit in the brake caliper.
    While the wheel was off someone squeezed my brake. Causing the caliper to clamp down. Now it is stuck and clamped shut. How would I go about getting it apart again so that its back to normal? Because of it I am unable to fit the disc in the caliper, which makes it so my front wheel can't even go on If someone could please help that would be great!

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    A CLEAN large flat bladed screwdriver and carefully (so you don't damage the pads) push the brake pads apart.

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    Thanks! How far do I push them apart?

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    All the way in...then when you put your wheel on, pull the brake lever a couple times. The first pull will go to the bars as the pads self adjust. The second pull should be about right and they will be adjusted.

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    We have a big broblem with our juicy's here in Hawaii My friend @ my lbs said its due to all the ambient moisture.....?
    The most important thing is what God thinks about it. He will have the final say. Joshua Stinebrink

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    Thank you sooo much! I just did it and it is working perfectly thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ae111black
    We have a big broblem with our juicy's here in Hawaii My friend @ my lbs said its due to all the ambient moisture.....?

    That would make sense if the system is opened for any extended period of time as DOT fluid likes to suck up water. I forget the word for it, but it means suck water out of the air. LOL

    If the system is sealed, I don't see how any moisture can get in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryank930
    I forget the word for it, but it means suck water out of the air. LOL
    I think it is hygroscopic, if anyone gives a rats a$$.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powderhound82
    I think it is hygroscopic, if anyone gives a rats a$$.
    But I thought there were "sealed" Systems? My Brakes were never opened from new......
    The most important thing is what God thinks about it. He will have the final say. Joshua Stinebrink

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