Question about 1997 Toyota Camry
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You'll have to remove the trim on the inside of the car right behind the fuel tank in order to release it manually.
If you're lucky, the cable may have separated either at the fuel door, or at the lever and you may be able to run a new cable by threading it through the old one. Otherwise, you'll have to remove all the trim to trace the cable. You may also be lucky and that the cable runs under the bottom of your car
Posted on Oct 14, 2009
SOURCE: my 2005 Mazda MPV fuel
The latch is usually part of the fuel door and the cable assembly. The end of the cable clicks into part of the fuel door itself - so the name of the part is directly related to what part exacly is broken. The best thing to do is to see if the parts people at the dealer will come out and look at it so they know what part you need. (Yes, you will have to order this from the dealer. Fuel doors and fuel door release cables are rarely available in the aftermarket.
The service manual for this vehicle does not even mention anything about the fuel release cable, let alone HOW to replace it. It cannot be real hard because the labor manual lists the labor time required to replace it at 0.9 hours. You may have to remove a trim panel or two. It is a "Skill Level B" part. (with "C" being basic maintenance like oil changes and light repairs like tire replacements and "A" being major engine/transmission teardown and repair.)
Posted on Apr 15, 2011
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SOURCE: Fuel door release will not open
Installation is reverse of removal.
Tightening torques: Bolts for actuator - 6 - 1.5 Nm .
Posted on May 27, 2009
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