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Subru impreza gas cap won't open

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Well, first maybe try pushing in on the cap while twisting it counter clock-wise. You may, if that doesn't work, just hit it with a rubber mallet. Simply break it apart and get a new one. They aren't very expensive.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012

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SOURCE: Subaru Impreza gas cap door won't open

If there is one - In trunk - directly behind the gas filler door - behind trunkliner (carpet)
The cable should not have any problems... use a partner to hold the door release and try and pry it open with your fingers.
The spring popper may be bad.
Try this if you dont have an assistant :D
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I had this problem with my STI -- easy to fix by bending the little metal on the inside of the fuel door that provides the spring action to open the door. 5 second fix


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Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Gas cap release won't open

  • Well there are a couple things that could be going on. And the year and model of Subaru would help but I can give some things that will help for any vehicle in this situation. Try those and if they do not work I will need the year and model of Subaru so I can instruct how to get to the cable and door.

  • You can try having someone hold the gas lever while you go try to manually pull the gas door open. Sometimes the plastic ring from the cap gets caught in the door and wedges it closed. Also sometimes that little metal tab gets bent a bit and and a simple pull on the gas door release handle will not pop the door open.
  • Check to make sure the latch is not broke where it connects to the cable. The gas door release tabs are made of plastic and often break. Should this be the case often times you can take a pair of needle nose pliers in there and grab the wire going to the door and pull out and up a tad releasing the door.

  • On some vehicle you can take the panel off that surrounds the gas cap door and removing a screw and housing and remove a couple more screws and then you can see the screw that sets the tension to the door.

  • Sometimes the cable runs under the seat and the carpet has to be pulled up to get to the cable.

  • You can take a really small Flathead screwdriver and take a handkerchief over the tio or it (to prevent scratching) and try to gently pop the door open while someone is holding the door latch open. Many times it will pop open and adjusting that little metal tab or the spring on the gas door fixes this issue.

  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa

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Posted on Jun 19, 2011

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SOURCE: gas cap light won't go off

The sensor has to be replaced. End it isn,t called your (gas) Cap light.It It is (Called) a low (Full) Warning light (Sensor)

Posted on Oct 08, 2012

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SOURCE: how to fix a stuck 2002 volkswagon gas cap

There is a second emergency release inside the trunk near the filler neck it has a wedge shaped plastic handle on a thin steel cable. Once open clean and lubricate the latch for the gas door.

Posted on Nov 01, 2012

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If there is one - In trunk - directly behind the gas filler door - behind trunkliner (carpet)
The cable should not have any problems... use a partner to hold the door release and try and pry it open with your fingers.
The spring popper may be bad.
Try this if you dont have an assistant :D
48a4657.jpg
I had this problem with my STI -- easy to fix by bending the little metal on the inside of the fuel door that provides the spring action to open the door. 5 second fix


Thanks for using FixYa - a FixYa rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question!!

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