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How to rebuild the cap due to taking apart and forgot where the small spring and ballbearing goes thanks

what cap did you try to fix
basically if there is a ball and spring ,then the ball goes in first to seal off on the seat and is regulated by the spring which goes in last.

Apr 01, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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How do I replace rear coil springs

you need to buy or rent spring decompressors before you attempt to work on them. It is very dangererous otherwise. once tool is in place and spring decompressed to a 1/4 in gap on either top or bottom spring plate. in trunk remove carpet or felt cover.usually plastic snaps or screws into from the lining. from the wheel well there should be a plastic cap standard screw driver should be able to pop it open. this is a bolt to the shock. once removed the suspesion should drop and the spring is removable. but if the gas in shock wont go down then the bottom bolts need to removed, then use jack to decompress shock off mount and it should come out

Mar 20, 2015 | 2003 Nissan Altima

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Repair hyundai Santa Fe Retractable Cargo Cover

My answer is based on a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe. I needed a vise grip to use for some fine pulling and a little bit of hammering, and a 1/8 drill bit (no drill required). These cargo covers are not riveted, there is just a little hollow metal tube about 1 inch long and 1/8 in wide.

So roll the cover up to make it more convenient. Use the 1/8 drill bit to push the metal pins (see pic) and just push the pins out at either end.

Once the pins are out, slide the plastic covers off. They come off with little to no resistance. There is an aluminum rod with three foam pieces on one end to make rolling smooth, and the other end has a long spring with one end attached to the rod and the other end connects to these little white circle plastic discs that hold the other end of the spring. More than likely the plastic failed, as was my case.Holding a metal spring taut with a plastic isn't the best idea but it saved a few pennies off the MSRP so be it. Since these discs were used on both ends, just switch the plastic discs and installation is truly the reverse of the removal. The car is 10 yrs old now so I figure I won't be the owner of it when this piece fails again.

The only difficulty I encountered was a rubber covering on the shaft under the spring that bunched up. I had to pull the spring partially off the shaft and cut some bunched off rubber off.
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Jul 04, 2012 | 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe

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2005 Lancer - interior lever does not open the access door to gas cap. How do I fix it?

...Check the flat spring that kick the gas cap cover door open, two plastic holding the spring on the either side must missing, try any plastic and glue it there to not lost again and put some lube at the door hinge and the key bolt, they will pop open wide..

Aug 15, 2011 | 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer

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My gas cap to my mercedes c230 is not coming on how do i fix it

It appears that the metal flange is not aligned properly with the plastic ring beneath it. The metal flange is spring-loaded so it is difficult to simply rotate the flange back into position. What will work is if you grab each of the flange tabs with needle-nose pliers and raise them so that the pressure on the plastic ring is relieved, and then rotate the plastic ring into the proper position and then release the flange tabs. Since three hands are required for this, you will need an assistant to rotate the plastic ring into position.

May 17, 2011 | Mercedes-Benz C230 Cars & Trucks

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How do I replace bulb on drive light 2004 Nissan Maxima?

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Bulb Replacement

  1. Disconnect negative battery cable.
  2. Turn the plastic cap counterclockwise to unlock it from the combination lamp.
  3. Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise to unlock it.
  4. Unlock the retaining spring and remove the bulb from the combination lamp.
  5. Install in reverse order of removal. CAUTION: After installing the bulb, be sure to install the plastic cap securely to ensure watertightness.

Jul 29, 2009 | 2004 Nissan Maxima

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Gas cap door spring

I had the same problem. My gas door wouldn't open when I pulled the lever. My boyfriend was just messing around with my car one day and he connected a medium-sized spring to the bolt on the lower right corner...below where the gas cap goes. Now the door opens automatically when the lever is pulled. Hope this helps.

Jun 23, 2009 | 1992 Honda Accord

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Evap leak in fuel

Remove the gas cap and re-install it making sure that you hear it click several times. What your evap leak could be is the gas cap allowing gas fumes to escape. All it takes is a .040 leak to turn on the engine light. If it persists you'll have to have the emission system smoke tested. What happens is the system is literally filled with smoke and the leak will be found by where the smoke comes from.

Nov 23, 2008 | 1998 Buick Century

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