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Hi all,

After 800 miles, my new old stock Judy FSX started squeaking. I never took apart a Judy before and so I "practiced" on my old Judy XC (1996) with a blown cartridge tonight.

I removed the elastomers and the bottom bolts, but cannot remove the stachions from the lowers. Do I have to remove the lip seals? And if so, how and with what tools?

Also noticed I require C-clip pin pliers.

I already have Judy Butter.

Thanks! :thumbsup:
 

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Doesntplaywellwithmorons!
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Put the bottom bolts back in half way, then whack them with a hammer. The lower shafts STI CK in the slider bottoms most of the time. I just did a Judy XC lastnight, replacing melted elastomers and a surprisingly intact damper cartridge, with Englund Total Air Cartridges.
 

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What Dee said, you def need some kind of hammer to break the pressure fit that occurs with the fork, its damn near impossible to just pull them out by hand.
 

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Thanks, DeeEight and Eric :thumbsup:

I guess I was being too gentle earlier with the plastic-faced hammer and all :p

'Will try it again later.
 

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Doesntplaywellwithmorons!
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By both arms and foot its possible, but not reccommended.
 

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Hey folks,

I am assuming that as long as the unit is working (cartridge not leaking, elastomers not melted), there is not much to do other than to clean up and relube, yes?

Wondering if I need the C-clip pliers then.
Did anyone use that FinishLine Stachion lube?
 

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Nope, Not Recommended

I ended up across the room when a set finally broke free.
 
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