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    Default Help - cannot get brake shoe piston back in, cant open bleed nipple

    Help - is the bleed nipple suppose to unscrew (nipple witha nut shape at the bottom) , if so i cant get it off, and i cant screw in the winder , im in a right mess

    ..someone on here mentioned about the brake reservoir ? , where do i find that ,as it might be my only option to get the pressure relieved , so i can push the piston back in

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    i had the same problem with my mates, had to get a mechanic to look at it, im sure he got someone to pull the handbrake on & off while he wind it back in! someone here will know

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    try boiling kettle and pouring it slowly over the nipple. might help.

    if not the brake resiovoir is clear plastic at a think on top left of bulkhead

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    Thats how I got the hand brake cable lug off the caliper when it was jammed on

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