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Re: How do i fix this fuel cap?

Hey its a 2004 saloon, is there any video or anything you know of showing how todo this? I tyred the wd40 did not do anything. I want to take it out and maybe swap it.

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Re: How do i fix this fuel cap?

(depending on which model you have, if it originally had a motorised petrol cap lock.)
there is a servo motor unit fitted up in the top of the wheel arch. you need to remove the inner arch splash guard. the servo also passes into the inside of the wing panel. it is held on via a 16/18mm(i think) nut.
inner boot trim will also need checking to see if it needs to come off, (to assist in ease of access.)

both the filler cover and the servo need replacing. the servo probably has had the pin snapped off and the flap click-clamp is broken off.
(was thge petrol cap opened by force???)

you will need to get replacement parts off a scrap vehicle (its the cheapest option for repairing your car)

the filler unit will have to be removed, the tank might need to be lowered to allow the filler unit to be removed, as it fits under the filler cover and holds the cover in place to the body panel.

if you want cheap parts try here, they probably have a similar model available to be stripped for parts and they do mail order.
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Re: How do i fix this fuel cap?

Hmm ok, sorry its not working, whether its a servo motor or snap action solenoid lock or whatever.
Ask yourself the q , is it worth trying to fix.
If it was a door lock sure but how prevalent is diesel syphoning for your area?

The click snap thing couldnt cost that much n all you want is the flap tight in against the body.(see my first reply)
If there are evil "yobos" around , a little pin in a plastic ring isnt gonna have em quaking in their boots.
It might be an idea to leave it so that it just snaps closed,unless there is an annoying warning light.
If yer a perfectionist as I am when the mood strikes me you might want everything working A1..but up to you.

My lock(vauxhall) was a snap solenoid , either in or out pin box about the size of a cigarrette packet..could have been a v small fast motor..maybe. It was definitely dead so I removed it . Its still in my garage.since 2003 approx.
Its like the headlamp hi beam/combined with indicator micro switch that was in the same car , that became faulty after 4- 5 years , I stripped it down n repaired it myself.My bodger repair lasted another 7 years or so as the replacement cost I was quoted was in the region of 100 , I did it myself.

Doesnt allways work out that you can self fix rhings like that , but if yer that worried ,I would try n strip down what ever mechanism isnt working atm first.

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