Avid juicy carbon caliper seized?

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Avid juicy carbon caliper seized?

Postby lee170 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 15:54 pm

I have just bled my juicy carbons, I noticed on the rear caliper that only one side is moving( right) the left is not moving at all! Could it be seized?
If so how do I repair it? Or do I just replace it?

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Re: Avid juicy carbon caliper seized?

Postby Chunkers1980 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 16:02 pm

Why did you bleed them in the first place?

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Re: Avid juicy carbon caliper seized?

Postby lee170 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 16:44 pm

Rubbing on disc, as a result of not fully retracting, front is now working perfect, rear is perfect on one side but the left does not fully retract or move for that matter, I have tried to move it manually but it ain't budging!

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Re: Avid juicy carbon caliper seized?

Postby Chunkers1980 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 16:49 pm

You bled it because it was rubbing?

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Re: Avid juicy carbon caliper seized?

Postby lee170 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 17:41 pm

I bled my brakes because they weren't retracting which I thought meant there was air in the system

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Re: Avid juicy carbon caliper seized?

Postby Chunkers1980 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 17:46 pm

So what you're saying is that they are now just as they were before you bled them?

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Re: Avid juicy carbon caliper seized?

Postby lee170 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 18:11 pm

I noticed whilst bleeding the rear caliper that it appears to be not moving

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Re: Avid juicy carbon caliper seized?

Postby Chunkers1980 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 18:17 pm

So why were you bleeding them?

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Re: Avid juicy carbon caliper seized?

Postby lee170 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 18:45 pm

Mate were going round in circles here. Read above why I bled them!

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Re: Avid juicy carbon caliper seized?

Postby cooldad » Sun Dec 09, 2012 18:48 pm

Rub some brake fluid into the seal.
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Re: Avid juicy carbon caliper seized?

Postby Chunkers1980 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 18:49 pm

No you said it was rubbing as a result of it not retracting, then said you noticed it not retracting when bleeding.

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Re: Avid juicy carbon caliper seized?

Postby lee170 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 18:51 pm

Thanks cooldad, will give that a go.
Not moving at all, was obviously like that prior to bleeding.

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Re: Avid juicy carbon caliper seized?

Postby maringirl » Sun Dec 09, 2012 23:14 pm

Replace piston seals

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Re: Avid juicy carbon caliper seized?

Postby The Rookie » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:17 am

I had similar with an XT, I locked the moving piston off (I put a spanner through the gap in the caliper and wrapped string round to tie it hard on the caliper) then used the lever to 'force' the other out (A LITTLE), cleaned it, then pushed back, repeated until it moved freely.

Chunkers is normally helpful so I suspect the influence of pop!


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