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    Pistons stuck on Avid Elixir 5

    I have Avid Elixer 5 Hydraulic brakes.. I went to swap out my rotor and accidentally pulled my brake lever, so much so that my brake pads are now stuck together. I took the pads out and tried pushing the pistons in, but every time i pushed one in, the other would pop out more. Does this mean there's air in my line?? Is there any way to fix this without bleeding the lines?

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    Rub it............
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    No air in the line. You need to work them both at the same time. Take 2 small screwdrivers or butter knives and push against both pistons together.

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