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Cant find button for gas cap

I BOUGHT A USED 97 TOYOTA RAVA I CANT GET THE GAS CAP TO POP OPEN

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    cant get the lever to pop open the gas cap door

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You probably have a bad fuel door spring.

HAve someone help you; have them pull up on the fuel door release lever. Using a credit card, or something similar, insert the card at the side of the door that is closest to the rear of the car. Pull the door open with the card. When the door is open, look to see on the hinge side for a metal tab. This is the fuel door spring. If it is there, open the tab slightly. If it is not there, you can get one from a Toyota dealer for a couple of dollars; the old one snaps out, and the new one snaps in. Easy to change.

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