I searched but couldn't find anything for this. I had a pretty hard crash yesterday and managed to rip the lever outwards on my hfx-9 rear. The washer and snap ring were bent pretty bad since the ball that pushes the plunger back came right out. The owner of the hill grinded a pair of needle nose plyers down since he didn't have snap ring plyers and I was able to remove the washer and snap ring and hammer them flat. I got it all back toghether and it looked good as new. I was good for about 4 more runs. I took the steepest one at the hill and its pretty heavy on the breaks for my 5th run and my rear break seemed to cease up in the lever. The actual lever itself could swing freely but it was obviouse the breaks were locked on and not springing back. I think the plunger somehow got ceased in place. I know that the washer didn't slide back and block the plunger because I can see its right in place and doesn't move. The pressure has now came off my back breaks and I can use them now but its like there is a bunch of fluid missing or something becuase the leaver doesn't spring back all the way forward it moves with no resistance most of the way until you can feel the rod hit the plunger.