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    How the hell do I get my hydraulic brakes open!

    I took of my front tyre to put my bike in the car and forgot to put the plastic separator between the Shimano hydraulic brake pads.

    They closed up and i don't know how to open them. Does anyone know how to help?

    Cheers

    Liam

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    Welcome! Have you checked out the Bicycle Mechanics forum? They may be just what you need right now.
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    Hello liamtwy, I hope you have gotten your brakes back to working by now, but in the meantime,

    Welcome to BF!

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    Quote Originally Posted by liamtwy
    I took of my front tyre to put my bike in the car and forgot to put the plastic separator between the Shimano hydraulic brake pads.

    They closed up and i don't know how to open them. Does anyone know how to help?

    Cheers

    Liam
    Hey Liam. There is a trick that works ... sometimes. Remove the pads. Then, if you can get a wrench (round end of a boxed wrench) between the piston(s), push them back that way. If that doesn't work, you may need to bleed the system. Good luck, and welcome to the forums!

    ... Brad

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    Cheers

    Thanks for the welcome!

    I'll check out the forums and uses those suggestions.

    Cheers

    Great site!

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    Bac,

    Cheers mate, i just tried your suggestion and it worked perfectly! thanks alot, you pick up something new every day!

    Liam

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    Quote Originally Posted by liamtwy
    Bac,

    Cheers mate, i just tried your suggestion and it worked perfectly! thanks alot, you pick up something new every day!

    Liam
    I love it when a plan comes together! I've used that trick a few times with good results.

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