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Hi,

I accidentally pressed my brakes while the tire was off, now the caliper is rubbing on the disc. Is there a quick fix for this?

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It's not a huge deal. You just have to push the pads back. It's easy if you have a pad separator, but you can also improvise with a wide flathead screwdriver (be careful).
 

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Or instead of a screwdriver use a popsicle stick (or something along those lines) to minimize the chance of scratching the piston.
 

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Chkby2 said:
Thanks for the tips! Before I try it, how do I know how far to push the pads back?
Push them back until they wont go back any further .
 

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Great, I was able to fix it using a flat screw driver, here's a link I found on SRAM as well: http://www.sram.com/_media/techdocs/Disc Brake Pad Install XX & ELIXIR.pdf

"2. PUSH THE PISTONS BACK IN
Elixir calipers are self-adjusting, the pistons need to be pushed back into the body to their original position before the new pads can be installed. The safest way to do this is with the old pads still in the caliper to protect the pistons. Place a flat-blade screwdriver between the old pads, then carefully rock it back and forth, pushing the pistons back into their bores."

Thanks again for the advice.
 
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