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I cannot pop open the gas door with the latch underneath the driver seat. I still hear the mechanism trying to work, but the door does not open no matter how hard or how many times i try to pull on it. Help me please...I'm really low on gas. Thank u!

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  • jho118 Apr 24, 2009

    Thank you both for your answers! The suggestion blueextc3221 provided was what i did to fix my problem. It turns out that the spring at the hinge of the door fell out. Countrycurt0's response was actually what I initially looking for and now I have that knowledge under my belt to use when the time comes and I do need to replace the cable. =)

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    blueextc3221 May 11, 2010

    have a helper try and pry the door open while you move the lever

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Also - check for a metal tab inside the door release that can be bent to offer more "springing" action to pop the door open when the lever is pulled.

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The cable back to the release has probably stretched to the point it won't release (hey it's 18 years old!). Get a pair of vise grip pliers, grab on firmly to the cable behind the release you are pulling up on, and pull, it should open.

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

  • Curt Downs Apr 24, 2009

    Glad to hear you can 'fill it up!' Thanks for rating my answer and the update. Curt

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