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Thread: Juicy 5 Issue

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    Meatbomb
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    Juicy 5 Issue

    My front brake has an issue. The calipers do not appear to be returning when you let off the brakes. It's dragging slightly and causing a lot of free play in the lever.

    Is their a return spring that may have sprung or should I get some brake cleaner and give it a good cleaning ?

    Suggestions?

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    Pistons are sticking.

    Pull the front caliper off the bike. Remove the pads. Squeeze the lever to extend the pistons out, but don't allow them to come out all the way. Take a Q-tip and a little bit of brake fluid and wipe down the pistons. Push the pistons back in and actuate them a couple of times. Push the pistons back in again and wipe all excess brake fluid. Reinstall the pads.

    DO NOT GET BRAKE FLUID ON THE PADS. You will have to replace the pads if you do so.

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    That makes sense. Thanks.

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