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Grip shifters not opening on a Mongoose Terrex (trying to remove the shifting cable)

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Asked by: Jenny Ramirez

How do you remove a cable shifter?

Quote from video: This sometimes requires prying the cable head out from under the spring with a pick. It can also look like this. The cable is easier to remove in this position with the lever fully released.

Why is my bike gear shifter stuck?

If the gears on your bike are properly indexed, each single click of the shifter will cause a single shift up or down the gears, front or rear. If you find you’re skipping a gear or that your shifting is getting stuck, then there’s a good chance you need to adjust your indexing.

How do I change the cable on my grip shift?

Quote from video: Once the shifter turns freely on the handlebar jiggle. And pull the grip apart until it separates into two parts sometimes it helps to very gently pry it open with a flat screwdriver.

How do twist grip shifters work?

When you feel like it’s too hard to pedal and want to shift into an easier gear, you twist the shifter back. It clicks as you twist and the action moves the rear derailleur, which in turn shifts the chain onto the next larger rear cog making it easier to pedal.

How do you get a stuck cable out of a Shimano shifter?

Quote from video: Until the head of the cable is lined up with the hole there and then I could use like a small pointy tool like a dental pick push.

What happens when the shifter cable breaks?

If the shift cable breaks, your shifter handle won’t return to its neutral position on its own. If the horizontal cable breaks, you won’t be able to shift. If the vertical cable breaks, you will only be able to shift to third or fourth gear.

How do you fix a stuck gear shifter?

Quote from video: And I'm gonna go ahead and stick this down into that shifter release there push down on it and. Now. I can shift into any gear I want to very simple and very straightforward.

How do you fix a jammed bike shifter?

Quote from video: Now she's going to work just dandy. Okay and then the other. Way. Beautiful quick easy fix don't let them sell you a new ship that you don't have that you don't need a new shaft there.

How do I fix sticky bike shifters?

Quote from video: Without its housing the go-to solution for fixing sticky mountain bike shifters is to basically spray an entire can of wd-40.

How do you replace a shifter cable on a bike?

How to replace road bike shifter cables

  1. Step 1: Prep the bike and cut the old cables. …
  2. Step 2: Strip the outer and eject the inner. …
  3. Step 3: Measure up and cut. …
  4. Fit the new inner cable. …
  5. Step 5: Slide the outer cabling into place. …
  6. Step 6: Attach to the derailleur and tension. …
  7. Step 7: Dial it all in.

How do you change the cable on a Shimano shifter?

Quote from video: So remove a little bit of the housing. So you can move it around and then use a knife or something skinny to pop the head out and then go ahead and pull the cable out all the way.

How do you take apart a Shimano shifter?

Stick a 5mm allen wrench under the rubber cover on the outside of the shifter. You’ll find a screw there. Unscrew it and pull the shifter back to remove it. Remove the brake cable pivot pin inside the shifter.

Can you ride a bike with a broken gear cable?

Although you can still ride the bike with a broken gear cable, it puts you in your smallest chain ring or your hardest rear gear (unless you have Shimano Rapid Rise, in which case you end up in your easiest rear gear).

How do you change a Shimano gear cable on a mountain bike?

Quote from video: So just knock it down to your highest gear. And then give that cable bit of a push. And a tip pop. So just slide the old one if–. And it's just reverse that procedure to put the new one in.

How do you remove 105 shifters?

Quote from video: So it's in different places for different types of shifters. Set in this case it's right here take your five millimeter allen wrench. And you're going to turn counterclockwise loosen.

How long does it take to replace a shifter cable?

How Long Does It Take to Replace a Shift Cable? The time it takes to replace a shift cable will vary across car make and model. On average, the shifter cable takes 1.5-2 hours to install. If the whole cable does not need to be replaced, other repairs on the same part may take less time to complete.

How do I change a Shimano shifter cable?

Quote from video: So remove a little bit of the housing. So you can move it around and then use a knife or something skinny to pop the head out and then go ahead and pull the cable out all the way.

How do you remove a Shimano shifter?

Quote from video: So to remove a set of shifters. You're going to need to loosen the shifter up itself. And that's where you're going to need the five millimeter allen wrench.

How much does it cost to replace a shifter cable?

On average, it will cost approximately $300 to replace a gear shifter cable. The typical price range is between $200 to $600, though some car brands might be more expensive to repair. You can tighten and service a loose shifter cable for approximately $100.

Can you drive without shifter cable?

Yes, just manually select gear from top of transmission, just remember to use your emergency brake otherwise the car will roll.

Why do shifter cables break?

Quote from video: Situation number one there is some friction too much friction between the steel cable and our housing.