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Re: On my Mongoose i tred to fix a rear flat and when
1. You need to make sure the tube doesnt have more than one piercings [inflate the tube and, using a bucket of clear water, immerse it and observe any air outlets. if you have a pen or marker, mark them]
2. Make sure the valve of the tube really is tight enough. If it isnt, use a valve spanner to tighten it, but make sure you dont do it too hard, or else it will snap.
3. You'll need to check the tyre for any sharp objects that could have got stuck in it and are causing new punctures
4. You need to make sure that both the tube and patch are course enough to be glued to each other when you apply the contact adhesive to them.
5. When you apply the adhesive, depending on the brand, you wont need to 'immediately stick the two surfaces together, let a bit of fresh air dry them a bit, [this would imply waiting for minute or 2] then patch things up
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First turn the adjuster on the rear brake handle all the way in and make sure the slots on the adjuster and set nut are lined up, pull the brake cable out and leave it attached to the lever to open the rear brake pads, loosen the bolts on the tire and pull the derailer up to remove the tire, remove the dustcap from tube and using a flat tool (Wal-Mart has tire tools for $1) take one side of the tire bead out of the rim, pull the old tube out, place the stem of the new tube in the hole and put the cap on, tuck the new tube in the tire trying to keep it flat as possible, push the bead of the tire back into the rim. before inflating the tire, put it back on the frame while pulling the derailer up to get the chain back on the cogs( they will adjust later) tighten the bolts and inflate the tire to desired pressure (between 35-60 psi)
You could have a bad tpms sensor in one of the tires here's how to check it
Reading TPMS codes and clearing them There is a simple procedure to perform a self diagnostic and clear the codes.
1) Turn IGN switch to ON. 2)
Locate the TPMS warning check connector. It is a single loose wire
with a connector located under the dash next to the steering column.
It may be bundled with the OBDII diagnostic connector. 3) Using a
suitable piece of bare wire inserted into the connector (a paperclip
will do), momentarily ground the wire to the chassis.
NOTE: If you are uncomfortable doing this, then don't. You could damage your vehicle if the wrong wire is grounded.
4) The TPMS low tire pressure warning light will blink error codes as follows:
5sec. ON - 5sec. OFF Long (1 sec) blink = First digit (2 blinks = 2) Short (0.2 sec) blink = Second digit (ie 3 short blinks = 3)
There is a 2 second pause between multiple codes.The cycle will keep repeating starting with 5sec. ON
15 - Front LH tire pressure drops to 26 psi or less. 16 - Front RH tire pressure drops to 26 psi or less. 17 - Rear RH tire pressure drops to 26 psi or less. 18 - Rear LH tire pressure drops to 26 psi or less. 21 - Data from front LH transmitter can not be receive. 22 - Data from front RH transmitter can not be receive. 23 - Data from Rear RH transmitter can not be receive. 24 - Data from Rear LH transmitter can not be receive. 31 - Checksum data from front LH transmitter is malfunctioning. 32 - Checksum data from front RH transmitter is malfunctioning. 33 - Checksum data from rear RH transmitter is malfunctioning. 34 - Checksum data from rear RH transmitter is malfunctioning.
I am sorry I could not find a manual for your Mongoose. I will suggest you go to the following website http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2j1gSwhsVN8 You can find numerous videos for your bike repair. in Youtube Bud
For the gear problem.Find the shifter.Use a pair of pliers and loosen the nut where the cable is passing through the shifter.Now withe the pliers pull the cable tight.Very tight.Spray the shifter with WD-40.That should fix it.
For the front rim,tighten all the spokes.Pliers will work,but a spoke too; will make the job faster.
The cheapest way is to buy a new tube to see if that was the problem. Sometimes tubes can inflate bigger at one area than others. If not check to see if the rim is true, meaning that it is not bent, if so replace. It could also be the tire.