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Old 02-23-14, 07:44 PM
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Shimano hydraulic brake lever help!

While ridding today my Shimano hydraulic brake lever flopped open. After inspecting it I noticed that it became disconnected from the piston. Forgive my poor description, but the 2 mm leaver adjuster bolt has ball joint that presses on the piston. Two washers (one is a regular washer and the other does not make a complete circle) hold the ball adjuster in place and do not allow the lever to flop around. Those washers pulled out. I have not been able to put them back in. Do I need a special tool or is there a special technique. I wasn't able to find anything through searching. This is probably because I don't know the proper terms.

Again, please forgive my poor description. I hope that you can understand what I am talking about.
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Old 02-23-14, 09:46 PM
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What's the brake lever model BL-M???
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Old 02-23-14, 10:06 PM
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shimano does not offer parts
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Old 02-24-14, 05:05 AM
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I will check on the model when I get home from work today.
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Old 02-24-14, 06:26 PM
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I couldn't find the model number.
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Old 02-25-14, 05:24 AM
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Two washers (one is a regular washer and the other does not make a complete circle). Those washers pulled out. I have not been able to put them back in. Do I need a special tool or is there a special technique.
The 'washer' that doesn't make a complete circle is a circlip and you'll probably need circlip pliers to fit the circlip into place.

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Thank you. I am looking at some now. Do you have a pair that you would recommend?
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