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Originally Posted by chelboed
I got a couple of sticky pistons that are sluggish to retract. I've really been doing alright b/c these are 2005 Juicy 5's and I've never rebuilt them.
Follow the SRAM site pdf stuff about a rebuild as they are, and if all looks good, you may fix the problem without having to resort to a kit. Sometimes the pistons need a little lube. Ahem. tough call on the money thing, unless you can get a better deal on the parts. Dang, the caliper end stuff is spendy! A couple lever kits for me a while back where way, way cheaper!
Quick fix that may
1. Take the wheel out. Remove the pads.
2. Pull lever. Repeat. You want the pistons to pop out, but not all the way out.
3. Drizzle a little brake fluid around the exposed piston bits, and push them back into their bores.
4. Repeat a couple times.
5. Clean up any fluid on the caliper bits, reinstall everything, see how they feel.
If not, doing a rebuild isn't too hard, just take time and be careful to not get DOT fluid all over. Strip everything down and reassemble, making sure the pistons/seals/bores are nicely lubed up with fluid, then a nice new bleed. That worked for me with some sticky pistons.