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    Avid Code Issue

    I have Avid Codes on my Turner Highline. Older codes btw. I changed pads this morning (rear caliper) - spread the old pads with a flathead screwdriver (they were not worth saving) and replaced with new pads. When I reinstalled the rear wheel, I had zero lever. In fact, it feels like there's no engagement with the piston whatsoever. Lever just flops around loose.

    I bled the system back in early september. Any possibility it just needs bled again?

    Any ideas appreciated, thanks.

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    First off, check if your rear wheel is fully install. It happened to me a few times when installing rear on the stand. It took a few pumps to take the lever pressure up. Hope your problem is just as simple as mine

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    Yep, installed.

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    if the lever just flops, then the o-rings of the master cylinder are toast, and should be replaced (avid sells only the entire master cylinder assembly, though).

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    Solved the problem using a tip from this thread:

    Avid Code lever piston stuck

    The piston was stuck. Sounds like some plastic part on the piston swells after time? I removed the hose from the lever, pushed the piston back into place with an allen wrench, bled the system & that fixed the problem.

    I think it stuck down in the first place because, having just spread the pistons as far as possible to replace the pads, I pushed the piston deeper than usual causing the swelled plastic thingy to catch on something.

    Thanks to folks who responded with advice.

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