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    New question here. Avid code caliper not retracting even when using force (after changing pads, no bleed

    So tonight I've changed pads on my Codes, didn't bleed the system or anything and now the calipers won't retract enough for the rotor to clear. I used as much force as I could to pry them apart (without the pads) and did this with the pad adjuster set all the way to "IN". Then I had to force the rotor in between the pads just barely, and now the wheel barely moves. I've pumped the lever hard many times but I'm still in the same place.

    Is there too much fluid in the system? That would be strange because the last time I've bled the system the pads were new and worked fine. Is there a way to fix this without re-bleeding the system?

    Thanks, any help is greatly appreciated!!
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    I would have guessed that you have too much fluid in the system but you said the last time you bled the brakes the pads were new.

    If you really tried as hard as you did to push the pistons back and they're not budging.....then I think you're gonna have to bite the bullet and re-bleed.

    I'm no expert though but this has been my experience.

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