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hi,

i have a hydraulic brake system (avid 5).

I had the front wheel off and squeezed the brake lever by accident... after that it won't release, and rubs on the disc brake...

any idea what happened and how to fix ?

thanks!!
 

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Remove the wheel to allow access to the calipers. Use a wide flat-tip screwdriver or a putty-knife to push the pads (pistons) away from each other. . . (remember, these parts will eventually contact the rotor so try not to contaminate the pads or rotors with oils/grease). :thumbsup:
 

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uhmm, not having much luck trying that.

it barely moved....

am i supposed to apply a lot of pressure ? i'm afraid to damage the pads...
 

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Pull the pads out first so you'll apply pressure only to the pistons. Use two flat screwdrivers and push them against each other to "seat" the pistons. *make sure you know which pad is which - I know Hayes has left/right specific pads
 

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from what i see upon looking at it closer, one piston is stuck and will not budge....

i think i will take to my bike shop, since i just got this bike, hopefully they'll show me how to fix this (i think i already caused a little damage to the edges of the pads by trying to pry them apart).

thanks for the help!
 
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