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Rear brake is weak.

On my xb9s my rear brake is very very weak all of a sudden. I just changed the oil and thought maybe i dripped some onto the brake

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But i wiped it all down and the oil would be gone by now anyway. I checked the brake fluid and its okay.  The whole brake assembly shifts a little. The disk and pads are still thick. Any ideas?If you dripped oil on em it's not very likely you got it off. Oil impregnates brakes really bad and is hard/impossible to get out of them. Take them off and spray them with brake cleaner that'll be your best chance. It might still be a good idea to replace them though. Have you overheated them really bad recently? That can boil your fluid and get air in it.,,

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