Question about 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer

1 Answer

My gas door release lever is not working and i cannot get my gas door to open so i can put gas in it. What do I do?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,978 Answers

I do not believe you have access to the mechanism inside the back of the car to operate it from the back seat or the trunk. I believe the access to the mechanism is through the back seat panels and not through the trunk covers in the back. If the cable broke at the lever under the seat , you may be able to unscrew/bolt the lever holder and grab the end of the wire with a pliers and open the door. If you have an old credit card or stiff poster board you may be able to slide it into the opening side of the door to push the angle pin that locks it closed to open the door. Typically the angled pin locks into a slot in the door. The slot in the door is like a long tab. If you place a piece of card board over the paint and gently push a flat blade screw driver into the gap you can gently pry/bend the tab enough to open the door. If the tab is bent you can leave it that way so you can open the door by hand until you replace the cable. Then after replacing the cable , just bend the tab back so the door locks again. Most gas doors have locks just to keep honest people honest.

Posted on Nov 11, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get 2 Free calls (no credit card required) and instant help on almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, appliances, handyman, and even pets).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Gas door won't release


if it uses a cable, there is probably a plastic part either in the front where the release lever is of by the gas door. I dont think the 91 taurus uses electronic openers. If you can illicit the assistance of another, find the cable on one side of the problem(gas door vs release lever) pull the cable if you can observe it move in the front or back the cable is good and it is probably a small part that has failed. You may be able to find the assembly at a used part outfit. Let me know

Mar 24, 2014 | 1991 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

Gas relase wont open gas door


You mean you release the handle to open the gas door but the gas door is not open...?
A: If so. Ask a helper to pull the gas door release lever and hold it.
Now you need to manually open the door by hands. The spring load or clip that push the door open might be bend or broken. If so fix it or replace new one.

mai lor

Feb 24, 2013 | 2001 Hyundai XG300

1 Answer

Gas door won't open


FIRST: try using the gas release lever from inside the car with the driver side door closed. My 2006 Jetta gas release lever would only work if the driver door were shut and I pulled the release from the inside car interior. Turns out it was a severed door wire (NOT THE RELEASE CABLE). Thus when the door was open, it stretched the damaged wire and so none of the door controls worked unless the door was closed. ie windows, trunk release, and gas release. It was a $600 repair at the dealership, parts and labor! :(

Oct 22, 2011 | 2006 Volkswagen Jetta

1 Answer

1988 toyota camry le I cant open the door to put gas in. the lever does not work


Remove to trim/carpet on the inside of the trunk by the fuel door. you can reach in and pop the release.

Oct 19, 2010 | 1988 Toyota Camry

2 Answers

2001 nissan altima with a stuck gas cap door. Lever in front ''seems'' to be working. But mechanism is not releasing. Best way to manually open it.


Open the trunk and behind the trim cover near the gas door only on the inside there is a cable pull there also. the owners manual will show you where it is it you have it.

May 13, 2010 | 2001 Nissan Altima

2 Answers

I cant get the interior fuel compartment lever to release. Any ideas how to open the door so i can get to the gas cap, without tearing the door off.


have someone use something to pry it open while you pull on the lever it looks like the spring is broken or rusted off. in case you have a broken cable you can remove cable from inside trunk.

Jan 09, 2010 | 1998 Saturn SL

1 Answer

My lever wont open my gas door....help i need gas.actually even the trunk lever wouldnt open the trunk.....finally the trunk lever i was able to pull up and then i couldnt ...


Hello. Here is what I need you to do:

Have someone pull the gas door release. With a credit card, or something like it, popsicle stick, nail file, etc, insert it at the side of the door that opens, not the hinged side. While your assistant is pulling the lever, see if you can manually pull the door open. If it opens, you have a broken fuel door spring. Toyota parts depts sell them for 3 dollars. The spring is there to "pop" the door open, when you pull the lever. If it is broken, and they break rather often, it needs replaced.

Dec 11, 2009 | 1999 Toyota Camry

3 Answers

Gas door wont open when pushing release lever, Trunk release works OK when pulling on same lever.How can I open Gas door without pushing on lever? What is the fix? Has enywone out there had this problem?


Try removing the plastic lever handle to see if it will let you push the lever further towards the floor resulting in more tension on the (hopefully not broken) cable.

Take a plastic knife like you would get at Wendy's (or anything you can think of that would work better) and wiggle it in the center of the right side of the fuel door. You're trying to depress a trigger and pop it open. Forcing can bend the inner latch but it can be bent back. After you get it open you'll need to do some adjusting or diagnose if the cable is broke. Even though it's the same lever, it's two cables.

Oct 01, 2009 | 2000 Honda Accord

2 Answers

The gas tank door won't open with the lever, only if I put something under the lever after pulling it up I can pry open the door


More than likely the metal spring on the inside of the gas door is broken where the plastic attaches. Have someone hold the fuel door lever in the release position while you gently use a flat head screw drive to open the door. The part should cost you less than $10 at Toyota.

Apr 22, 2009 | 1999 Toyota Camry

Not finding what you are looking for?
2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Logo

827 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Mitsubishi Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76630 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8516 Answers

Are you a Mitsubishi Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...