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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-31-2014, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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So I decided to service my calipers today to try and reduce brake drag. When I pulled the front caliper off (banjo still attached) I noticed only one piston was compressing when pulling the brake lever. It seems to be stuck in. Any tricks to pull it out without the piston puller pliers ? I sprayed some cleaner on it but can't seem to free it up. Was hoping to do this without separating the caliper halves and draining the fluid.
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Nevermind. Got it. Had a case of RTFM.

READ THE FUCKIN MANUAL

took off banjo and short bursts of air freed it up.
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if all else fails read the directions, we all do it! i will remember your solution forums teach us thru others, thanks for posting the solution
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Yeah it says calipers and brake lines should be flushed and serviced at 12.5 miles. I'm almost at 28k and never did it. I was beginning to think my front rotor was warped from the odd braking feel in front....turned out only one piston was compressing while the other was stuck open....was simple really. I didn't replace seals or anything. ...nor did I separate the caliper. Just took off the banjo and removed caliper and a few short bursts of air where the banjo threads in shot the Pistons out....watch ur fingers ! I put a block of wood between them so they wouldn't shoot all the way out. Then I just cleaned the Pistons and filled/bled the line w dot4. Front brake is super tight now. Tons of pressure.
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NICE, good it all worked out..... brakes are "almost" as important as acceleration,

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