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06-10-2015 08:57 PM
mrseedsower Well I thought I did some good the last time I cleaned that hole out in the master cylinder but this time I know I did. Brakes are working great now.
06-10-2015 07:30 PM
mrseedsower your good. I read all the post but sometimes don't say that I do things. I am going out again now to try and get them fixed.
06-10-2015 06:55 PM
DieselPlower The left side was not clamping tight to the caliper like the llrightbside was. I also believed I had cleaned the hole well, but I had to do it a second time. I had all clean fluid the second time. I stuck a needle in the hole as deep as I could several times and haven't had any problems since. I could be wrong. This may not be your problem. But your symptoms are exactly like mine. Sorry if my previous post seemed rude. I had a stressful morning at work, so my apologies.
06-10-2015 05:32 PM
mrseedsower Could you get the left side to release also after pressing the lever and releasing it? Also I took your advice and cleaned that hole but apparently I didn't clean it enough. Do I need to take the fluid out and clean it or just stick something down there to clean it?
06-10-2015 02:54 PM
DieselPlower I've been suggesting for at least a week to clean out the little hole and ensure fluid comes back out of it. When I was having brake problems I could get the left side piston to push in with a clamp pretty easily but I could not budge the right side no matter how hard I tried.
06-10-2015 08:39 AM
mrseedsower You know I did do that. I pumped the piston until it showed good clean cylinder but didn't clean the crude off. I guess I will do that.

Also I didn't see anything coming back out the master cylinder. I am thinking that since one side works that the master cylinder is working for at least one side, maybe I need to clean that hole a little more. Don't know but worth a try.
06-10-2015 12:46 AM
OleDirtyDoc I usually pump the piston(Yup I said it.lol) till it's past the crud line,clean off da crud,and usually I'm done there
06-10-2015 12:05 AM
DieselPlower If you pump the brake lever until the piston comes out, what you will find is a bunch of fluid behind it. You can empty it and clean everything. There should be 2 rubber rings in each cylinder.
06-10-2015 12:03 AM
DieselPlower Did you verify fluid was squirting back up into the master cylinder through the tiny hole when you released the brake level?
06-09-2015 09:49 PM
mrseedsower if I pull the cylinders out of the caliper, what am I going to see? Will I destroy anything and have to replace it?
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