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Hello. I'm new to wrenching and could use a bit of help.

I was fixing a flat on my rear tire and ended up knocking the rear brake caliper. I gave it a once over and noticed uneven wear which told me that one of the pins was probably sticking. I disassembled everything and drained the brake fluid to clean it up. It was really gunked up but I cleaned it and re-greased the parts that wanted grease and put brake fluid on the cylinder and o-rings/ seals.

My problem - I am preparing to bleed my brakes in the normal fashion, tightening and pumping, etc. but I cant get any fluid to move. I cannot bleed the brakes at all! Could this just be the seals or is the master cylinder at fault? The brakes were in perfect working order before all of this (more or less) Now I'm stumped
 

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Possibly a better way to purge the air bubble in the Rear Master Cylinder is to first loosen and tighten the banjo bolt at the top of the master cylinder (like a bleeder nipple) to get the bubble up & out and then bleed the caliper normally.
 
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