Join Date: May 2011
Location: San Diego County
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Don't do that again- learn from your mistakes. No biggee, just do what they said. A big flat head screwdriver works wonders to pry the pads apart and back into their piston holes so long as your not levering it with the sharp end. Just slowly push it in between the pads (don't chunk them) and then twist it like a throttle so the body of the screwdriver (if it's an octagonal one) will pry the pads open. Shouldn't have any fluid issues so long as it wasn't overfilled with the pads in the closed position. This might be a good time, once reinstalled, to bleed the brakes properly.
"If your wheels are off, answer to your God but me, I'll be up and gone. I'll be up and long gone..." Robin Trower, "Little Bit of Sympathy 1972
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