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    Juicy 5 Vibrations

    I think i figured out why my rear brake vibrates like crazy when I apply light brake. I think one of the pistons sticks a tad causing them to "close" unequally. When I apply hard brakes, they have no problem stopping me without vibrations.

    So my question is, anyone have ideas of how to fix a sticky piston without bleeding/rebuilding/etc?

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    http://www.sram.com/_media/pdf/avid/.../TM_MY09_E.pdf

    Page 29 describes how to fix this...I had the same problem

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    Yeah I figured I had to do the overhaul. But I was hoping there was something else I can do that doesn't involved bleeding the brakes and a $35 kit.

    Thanks though.

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    No, No, No...Just read page 29, usually no overhaul involved or bleeding involved

    JUST PAGE 29 labeled:
    troubleshooting -‘sticky’ or slow brake pad return feel

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    Oh I just saw that. Well I tried it, and nothing. It is officially one of the pistons that just gets stuck. Doesn't retract at all really. I have to use elbow greese to actually wedge it open. So I think i'm just going to hit up ebay and get Juicy 7's anyway. My front brake works perfectly, and the rear WORKS, but not the way it should. So I guess i'll sell them for w/e I can get.

    Thanks for the info!

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