2007 Fuel Cap Door Won't close..Again

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smithb84
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2007 Fuel Cap Door Won't close..Again

Postby smithb84 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:31 pm

Okay so as the title suggests, I have a 2007 whose Fuel cap door (the actual cover/door and not the fuel cap just to be clear) won't close. I had this happen before, but it was shortly before I took it to the dealership and they fixed it for free. BUT, I know there is a 'spring' that just needs to be adjusted to do this. Only problem is I don't know how to do this.

I swear I saw this earlier but I can't seem to find anything now. I can take the spring, which is more just a clip, out but I can't exactly figure out how it is supposed to sit in order to work properly.

Living here in Oregon, I can't pump my own gas so knowing how to fix this issue would be a life saver.


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Postby xd9-g19 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:08 pm

I thought the fuel door can be open when you unlock the vehicle and can be locked when vehicle is locked, try unlocking door before you close it.

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Postby smithb84 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:20 am

No that's not it. The spring which controls the door, and prevents it from swinging open when the car is unlocked, fell out of place. I can not figure how to re-attach the spring to allow the door to function properly.

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Postby sveintore » Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:58 pm


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Postby smithb84 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:57 pm

Yeahp, that's the thread I was thinking of. I just forgot that it was on another forum. I may try that bit with the magnets actually because for the life of me I can't seem to fiddle with the clip enough to get it to work right.

Thanks


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