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    hayes hfx9 disc problem

    AS a new user of discs I just pulled my rear lever and a bunch of fluid came out of the bottom of the lever. I'm thinking that the bleed screw has come loose? Am I screwed?
    Do I need a special tool to put fluid into the caliper and then bleed it out of the lever screw.
    Feeling pretty stupid right now! Thanks

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    Re: Rear Lever Leak

    From the sounds of it, your bleeder screw HFX-9 Mag - or cap HFX-9 might be loose.
    Your LBS should sell a bleeder kit which has a squeeze bottle, some hoses and adapters and fluid.
    It'll probably set you back $30.

    If the fluid came out of the 'cone' where the line runs out, you'll probably need a new line or compression bushing

    If it came out of the master cylinder, It might be loose screw, it might be bad gasket.

    Check out the instruction manuals on www.hayesdiscbrake.com

    I'm no expert, but the diagrams online are really good.

    Jeff
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    Quote Originally Posted by grover
    AS a new user of discs I just pulled my rear lever and a bunch of fluid came out of the bottom of the lever. I'm thinking that the bleed screw has come loose? Am I screwed?
    Do I need a special tool to put fluid into the caliper and then bleed it out of the lever screw.
    Feeling pretty stupid right now! Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadNutta
    From the sounds of it, your bleeder screw HFX-9 Mag - or cap HFX-9 might be loose.
    Your LBS should sell a bleeder kit which has a squeeze bottle, some hoses and adapters and fluid.
    It'll probably set you back $30.

    If the fluid came out of the 'cone' where the line runs out, you'll probably need a new line or compression bushing

    If it came out of the master cylinder, It might be loose screw, it might be bad gasket.

    Check out the instruction manuals on www.hayesdiscbrake.com

    I'm no expert, but the diagrams online are really good.

    Jeff
    The original Mad Nutta
    Excellent advice!
    Worked just as you said it would.
    You da man.
    I am now riding with two brakes and new tires and....
    a three day weekend! Happy trails to all.
    Thanks again.
    Cheers.

    grover

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