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Old 05-06-19, 04:38 PM
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No pressure on my brake level Help!

Hello

Recently my Shimano XTR brake level started feeling kinda weird with less play as I squeeze it down so I decide to play around with it and unscrew the nut where the cable meets the braking level unit (no sure what its called) and a small amount of dark fluid gusted out now my brake level has so pressure at all and it doesn't work. What should I do to fix this?? Bleed out the brake fluid and pump in new ones?

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Old 05-06-19, 04:40 PM
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Fluid came out, air went in. And as mineral oil is either clear or a very light added color, dark means it needs to be changed. Flush and fill time.
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Not too hard to bleed brakes if you get the kit and watch a YouTube video. Or do like I did and remove them and install cable disc brakes. Hydraulic is better but not for on the road like I am plus just love my BB7s.
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Old 05-06-19, 06:02 PM
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Thanks for the info I just ordered the kit looking forward to doing it tomorrow = )
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Old 05-08-19, 01:00 PM
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Is it necessary to remove your brake calipers when bleeding brakes? Im watching this video and he's removal it but i'm trying to avoid having to do that if its not necessary.

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It's only two bolts. You remove the caliper to get it as low as possible, to keep air out of the line. It's not 100% necessary to do it on the front (as it's already at the bottom of the brake line) but I remove the rear caliper every time.
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