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How do you adjust the gap between the pads and the disc on Juicy 5's? I replaced my rear disc and pads and it is dragging severely and the lever only moves about a half inch before the brakes are completely engaged. I loosened the 2 mm bolt on the lever and all that did was make the lever loose.

What am I missing? Thanks!
 

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Remove the wheel, remove the new pads. Re-install the old pads. Using a large flat screwdriver, slide between the pads and work back/forth until you push the pistons back into the caliper. Swap the pads again, install wheel.

You should also re-center the caliper. Loosen the 2 screws on the top of the caliper with the concave washers. Enough for the caliper to move freely. Squeeze the lever a few times then hold. Tighten the screws.

http://www.sram.com/_media/techdocs/95-5013-109-000.pdf See item #6
 

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jdinsj said:
Remove the wheel, remove the new pads. Re-install the old pads. Using a large flat screwdriver, slide between the pads and work back/forth until you push the pistons back into the caliper. Swap the pads again, install wheel.

You should also re-center the caliper. Loosen the 2 screws on the top of the caliper with the concave washers. Enough for the caliper to move freely. Squeeze the lever a few times then hold. Tighten the screws.

http://www.sram.com/_media/techdocs/95-5013-109-000.pdf See item #6
yup....that's how its done......
 

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jdinsj said:
Remove the wheel, remove the new pads. Re-install the old pads. Using a large flat screwdriver, slide between the pads and work back/forth until you push the pistons back into the caliper. Swap the pads again, install wheel.

You should also re-center the caliper. Loosen the 2 screws on the top of the caliper with the concave washers. Enough for the caliper to move freely. Squeeze the lever a few times then hold. Tighten the screws.

http://www.sram.com/_media/techdocs/95-5013-109-000.pdf See item #6
good idea:thumbsup:
 

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Tag along question

I have some juicy 5s new- what If the calipers just don't move? I knw it's a newbee type question but I'm new to hydro's too.....

Forgot to add- is there an adjustment to make the calipers move? Or is the oil probly not in there?
 

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nicolicious said:
I have some juicy 5s new- what If the calipers just don't move? I knw it's a newbee type question but I'm new to hydro's too.....

Forgot to add- is there an adjustment to make the calipers move? Or is the oil probly not in there?
When you say they wont move - do you mean you pull the levers all the way to the bar and there is no pad contact?
 

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sorry guy

the first one.....

i pull the lever and nothing moves....

i jsut got home and pulled the bleed screw to see if there was oil and there is.... with the screw off i gently pulled the lever and saw the fluid level come up to the top....

what adjustment can i do?????
 
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