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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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