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I went to use my rear brake the other day and when I pressed down I had no pressure at all. I thought there might be air in the system but when I went to bleed it I couldn't get any fluid to come out of the bleeder. I don't know whether to suspect the caliper or the master cylinder or something else. Theyre is plenty of fluid in the reservoir just no pressure. any thoughts would be appreciated.
 

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is the foot lever fully returning? It seems odd that you wouldn't get any fluid out with the bleeder open. in theory you shouldn't even have to pump the brake to get fluid out, as the reservoir is higher than the caliper (it should slowly flow through). if the lever isn't returning fully or if you have the the plunger rod adjusted too long it can keep the master cylinder piston from fully retracting and opening up the port to the reservior, which could cause both the symptoms you have.
 
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