HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
I'm having some problems bleeding my front Hayes Mag XC brake. I bleed them about every 3 months, and have done them heaps of times.
Now I've got a problem. I'm trying to bleed my front brake as it had some air in it and wasn't as powerful as in the past. I took out the bleed screw on the lever, rotated the lever so that it is up high, connected all the hoses and a syringe with brake fluid (dot 4) to the bleed nipple on the caliper, as per usual. There is heaps of resistance when I try to pump fluid through the line, to the extent that the syringe line blows off and sprays brake fluid everywhere. No fluid comes out of the bleed hole on the lever. I have bled the rear brake, and it is fine. Yet the front is impossible to bleed. When I open the bleed screw and the bleed nipple and then squeeze the lever, brake fluid comes out of the bleed nipple, so obviously the brake line is fine and not blocked at all.
Has anyone every had this issue before?
Any advice on how to solve it? I've consulted Zinns book and it doesn't offer any advice.