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The spring on the fuel door (2008 Pathfinder) has popped off and I cannot figure out how to put it back on correctly-even bought a replacement from the Nissan dealer and it doesnt work either-the amazing thing is that even 3 Nissan mechanics couldnt put it on correctly-seems it wouldnt be that hard. I have put it on at least three different ways but the door wont stay shut or the spring simply pops off again. A diagram showing exactly how it goes would be great!

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The solution is as stated by Phil is to remove the fuel door by removing the two screws. But I would like to add that in my case I pressed the I pressed the spring with a pliers and then put it in place as shown on this link

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These springs are a bare to install. i take the door off the truck to replace the spring aka install it back. its a pain in the a** to install those. take the door off the vehicle which is attached with 2 bolts (8mm socket or phillips head screwdiver) and re-install spring on the bench. remember bare to install.good luck.

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