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When i flip the little gastank door lever on my camry it won't open the door

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  • dadmomphil Oct 06, 2008

    you were a great help thanks a million

  • johenn Oct 12, 2008

    The spring clip also broke off in my "99 Camry. Probelm is, I can't find the part to order online. Have any ideas on where to look online to identify and order the part? Did the previous writer glue it back on and did it stay?

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Another idea! I believe that the little spring metal popper has wear hardened and broke off. It happened to me though I got out and forgot to open the fuel door first. When I reached back in I was outside the car and as the door opened with the help of the spring clip, for the last time, the broken clip fell to the ground with a tinkle sound and I picked it up not understanding at that time from where it came or what it was.
The next time I went to open the fuel door..nothing! I came in, did a search and found what it was and that it was a common problem. If you don't have the old one to plastic tie back on you can order a new piece that will be more involved to replace.
To get into the fuel tank now, wedge a small (1 & 1/2 too 2") prop under the fuel lever so it's all the way up and go back to the door and with a credit card just pry open the door. It won't take any pressure as it will just swing open.
Hope this helps......Frank

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The cable is probably just broken/jumped off, lift up the carpet and you should be able to open it, by pulling at the end! NOT THE CABLE ITSELF...;)

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