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Help adjusting Shimano SLX Brake calipers??

Old 10-30-13, 10:28 AM
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Help adjusting Shimano SLX Brake calipers??

Hi, I just received my Shimano SLX Hydraulic Brakes, but when I went to mount them to my bike I noticed that the calipers were too close together, therefore I can't get them onto the disc. I can't see any adjusting screws so can anyone help me, I didn't get a manual in the box that they were delivered in so I decided this would be the best place to get help from. Thanks.
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Someone probably squeezed the lever which caused the pads to be pushed inwards. You need to push the pistons back. I use Jacobs chuck wedges to push them back but any levers which fit between the pads and will not damage them can be used. Alternatively, follow the procedure about halfway down this page http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-...and-adjustment
(Brake Pad Removal and Replacement" to remove the pads and push the pistons back into the caliper. Put the pads back and proceed with your installation.
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Thanks, this really helped me, they are now installed but the rear brake lever can be pulled in further than the front, basically the front is sharper than the rear, the fluid was pre bled, will it need to be bled again?
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