Introduction

Installing hydraulic brake fluid.

Pull out and rotate the quick release lever until the axle is loose.
  • Pull out and rotate the quick release lever until the axle is loose.

  • Pull back on the derailleur on the left hand side. This would remove the tension holding the rear wheel in place.

  • Pull the wheel in a downward motion to remove the wheel.

  • If there is a replacement wheel the bike may not have a quick release. In which case you would need to use the correct wrench size to loosen the axial.

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Use a flat head screwdriver to push out on the break pads in order to space the hydraulic pistons.
  • Use a flat head screwdriver to push out on the break pads in order to space the hydraulic pistons.

  • The hydraulic pistons should be fully extended. This can be checked by making sure the gap between the pads are maxed out.

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Slide the cover off of the hydraulic port until it is fully exposed. Use a torque spit to remove the screw on the hydraulic port of the brake handle.
  • Slide the cover off of the hydraulic port until it is fully exposed.

  • Use a torque spit to remove the screw on the hydraulic port of the brake handle.

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Use a torque spit to remove the screw on the brake caliper.
  • Use a torque spit to remove the screw on the brake caliper.

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Put hydraulic brake fluid into the syringe. Clear air out of the syringe by holding it upright, flicking on it with your finger, and pushing on the stopper until hydraulic fluid starts to come out.
  • Put hydraulic brake fluid into the syringe.

  • Clear air out of the syringe by holding it upright, flicking on it with your finger, and pushing on the stopper until hydraulic fluid starts to come out.

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Screw the full syringe into the port on the caliper. Screw the empty syringe into the port on the lever.
  • Screw the full syringe into the port on the caliper.

  • Screw the empty syringe into the port on the lever.

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Push the stopper down on the loaded syringe until it is almost empty. Do not empty the syringe all of the way. This may put air into the brake lines.
  • Push the stopper down on the loaded syringe until it is almost empty.

  • Do not empty the syringe all of the way. This may put air into the brake lines.

  • The empty syringe will fill with the excess hydraulic fluid.

  • Always push the fluid through the system starting from the lowest point. In this case it is the rear brakes.

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Remove the syringes and replace the port screws on the lever and caliper. Replace the caliper port screw first, then the brake handle port screw.
  • Remove the syringes and replace the port screws on the lever and caliper.

  • Replace the caliper port screw first, then the brake handle port screw.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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