Senior Retro Guru
... Deore XT BR-M775 front caliper the trailing edge of the pad is sticking. can this be fixed? I'm new to hydraulic discs.
you were rightHas the spring snapped or popped out of place?
you were right
this is what i found ....
after comparing with the rear brake caliper it was obvious the clip was not seated correctly..
this is the rear caliper ...the clip is more central...
and after removing the pin and faffing the clip with needle nose pliers...
fiddly but got there eventually ... buzzing
Ahh. I see someone else already raised this. But the latest pictures of the caliper with the spring issue fixed don't appear to show a safety clip installed.The pin that secures the pads will have a safety clip on it. It is imperative that safety clip is there and the retaining pin also. the pin will need to be all the way through the caliper for the safety clip to fit onto the end of it.
Without the safety clip, the pin slips out and then the pads fall out and then you'll be in a world of hurt to discover as you enter that busy junction at 20 mph to find you have zero brakes.
I have done this, and near knackered the caliper pistons trying to stop using them as i cranked down on the levers wondering what the hell was happening. It's a lesson you learn once and only if youre lucky.