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    need help with brake issue

    hey ive got hayes hfx 9 and my rear caliper doesnt seem rite i cant bleed it no fluid passes through anyone rebulit hayes hfx 9
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    Yes. However, what is wrong? Pictures?

    The complete vagueness of your post suggests that maybe this is something that you should take to your LBS to do...

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    Could either be a bad master cylinder which is what I find most frequently blocks fluid passage during a bleed or it could you be your total lack of grammar, punctuation, or capitalization leading me to misunderstand your issue.
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    im sorry about the grammar not my strong point
    front brake is nice and smooth
    rear brake verry stiff
    when i try and bleed it ( push fluid from the caliper to the master cyl ) i get no flow
    if i reverse bleed great flow what could be my issue
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    What do you mean by "reverse bleed"? Are you pushing fluid out the caliper by opening the bleed screw and pulling on the lever? Or are you pushing fluid in the bleed hole on the master cylinder and out the bleeder on the caliper?
    Furthermore, please clarify the stiff rear brake. Do the pads push in and grab the rotor when you pull the lever?

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    if you have a bleed screw and you have opened it, and nothing comes out, you have a choice.. take off the bleed screw and see if that's the problem. Note, it can get messy, so plan ahead and get that caliper away from your wheel before you do anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudtoy1986 View Post
    im sorry about the grammar not my strong point
    front brake is nice and smooth
    rear brake verry stiff
    when i try and bleed it ( push fluid from the caliper to the master cyl ) i get no flow
    if i reverse bleed great flow what could be my issue
    That's the wrong way to bleed a system, you push fluid from the master to the caliper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoTone View Post
    That's the wrong way to bleed a system, you push fluid from the master to the caliper.
    Actually, most bike brakes are bled that way, Hayes included.
    Worked at Trek/Fisher dealer 2008-2013. Only a little biased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blunderbuss View Post
    Actually, most bike brakes are bled that way, Hayes included.
    Well that's just ass backwards
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    it keeps the bubbles moving "uphill"
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    yes the brakes still work when i try to push fluid to the master cyl i cant like its blocked but if i push from the master cyl it flows great
    when i grab the leaver its like trying to squeez a chunk of elastomer maybe this helps clarify my issue can i take apart my brakes and clean and reuse all the old stuff
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