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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Fuel tank door hinge
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[Removing/Repairing Gas Filler Door Hinge: Tip from Bill Peyton] The gas door hinge will break if pushed forward. This is usually done by moving around the car with the door open, or by curious children. The repair job can be done completely from the exterior.
The black plastic hinge is held in place by four plastic rods. When pushed through the body of the car, they expand four rubber sleeves located on the interior, thereby holding the whole thing in place. Remove as follows: Open the door, and using a small punch, push the four plastic rods through to the interior of the car. The door will now come out. Note the position of the spring and the hinge. Remove the spring from the old hinge, and either cut or pry our the old hinge. This is a black plastic piece.
The ends of the new hinge are tapered to make it easier to insert into the gas door. Clip the spring back into place. Now for the hard part. You will see on the new hinge four plastic rods. These are held onto the hinge by four small connections, all molded into a single piece. On the other side of the hinge are four plastic “flowers” split into four pieces. You will need to push the plastic rods through the “flowers”, once the “flowers” are pushed through to the interior of the car. Since the rods are not free floating, they tend to break off and fly away unless you hit them squarely. If this happens, put a little taper in the ends, place them back in the hold, and push them through. A punch and a hammer will be essential. Alternatively, you can break the rods off while the piece is off the car, insert them manually, and drive them in again with the punch.
Posted on Jul 07, 2008
Go to your nearest Toyota dealer. Purchase this part number: 77360-22020; approx 4 dollars.
Open the fuel door. Being careful, remove the leftover plastic that is hooked by the door hinge. Insert the new spring assembly under the slot, and press it in until it clicks into place. Very easy to do.
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Posted on Nov 21, 2008
o easy enough just jack frontcar up use jackstand for safety now loo up under the bumper where fog lights sit depending on style fog light u might need to pull the whole assembly out or just twist the bulb not a hard task once u see it from underneath it is pretty easy
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
I just fixed mine the other day. Take off all the screws you see inside the fuel door (You will need a #15 torx screwdriver and a small socket set). Then you have to drill out the 2 rivets (one on top, and one below the hinge.
You should be able to remove the door and hinge assembly now.
I think you will find that the hinge pins have rusted out. I replace mine with the shafts of drill bits. You will not be able to cut the drill bits, but if you put them in a vice you can break them off at the appropriate length with a hammer, just watch your eyes :-)
Then re-install, and re-rivet.
If you have any questions e-mail me rstbc at hotmail.
Posted on Mar 10, 2010
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