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Old 04-04-21, 04:31 PM
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Problems with brake bleed

I have a 2014 Mountain bike with hydraulic Shimano SLX brakes. Brakes never bled. Mushy lever on rear brake. friend suggested that I bleed the brake as pad change didn't cut it. I bought a bleed kit and watched all sorts of videos. I had a total failure. I first thought I would just use gravity to drain the fluid. Well, fluid hardly drained. So I started over and tried sending fluid from the caliper port to the little cup on the brake lever. I could not push out any fluid from the syringe.

Ideas?

This is very frustrating as of the zillions of videos I could find none dealt with problems in bleeding brakes.
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