Question about Avid Juicy Ultimate Hydraulic Disc Brake , 160mm, Front

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Hi there, i have bought a used bike with Avid Juicy ultimate brakes. the back brake was sticking, so I took it completely apart cleaned the pistons, and reassembled with new oil and bled system. the brakes are still sticking, albeit less than before. Also, when I hit a bump, they chatter very loudly...(like the sound of a twig cought in the spokes of a turning wheel, but much faster). Someone told me that first option should be to change the seals in the leaver, and this may address the sticking problem. my question is, do you agree? and will this also fix the chatter issue? you advice is appreciated. Regards, Dan

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If you already overhauled the caliper, I would overhaul the lever as well. In fact, I usually overhaul the entire system instead of one or the other. As for the chattering sound, it sounds like the rotor is catching the edge of one of the brake pads. Check to see if the pads are retracting fully or see if the pads are loose in the caliper.

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SOURCE: Avid juicy ultimate, rear disc brake vibration and noise

It is a lose bolt somewhere, OR somebody has touched your rotor with their hands OR there is oil in the pads.

Check ALL your bolts for correct torque, buy new pads and Rubbing Alcohol and install them AFTER you clean off the rotor and your hands with the Rubbing Alcohol. TRY not to touch the rotor or the pads with your hands.

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take the wheel out insert a very large flat bladed screw driver up into where the rotor would sit and lever the pads back in very gently with the screw driver.

if this does not shift them they will need re-built by a Sram bike shop.

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