So I've been having a real mushy rear brake lately and I figured it was worth a try to bleed the brake and see how it was after. However I'm having trouble doing the job. This is my first attempt at bleeding brakes, so I did purchase the Avid bleed kit from my LBS.
Avid Elixir Disc Brake Bleed Procedure - YouTube
This is the step by step I've been following I'm at the first step really, 3:00min mark in the video, where you push fluid from the caliper to the lever. However I cant push the fluid in at the caliper. It just wont go. I've done exactly what this video said except turning the "pad contact adjuster" on the lever cause my elixer 7 SL's dont have that option. Also in this video they are doing the front brake, I am doing my rear I cant see that making a difference at the part I'm stuck at but just thought I'd mention that.
I've also watched video #2
AVID Bleed Procedure - YouTube
but again, I cant inject the new fluid from the caliper, and draw back on the syringe at the lever, a) fluid doesn't inject into the caliper b) I can pull back at the one at the lever but its no use as I'm not injecting anything at the caliper.
I'm hoping someone out there can help me, I'm getting pretty frustrated as I cant figure out what the hell I'm doing wrong.
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