Question about 1998 Toyota Avalon
Is not opening, the fuel door to put in fuel, what could be the problem?
In my case, I found that it's because there's a clip spring on the hinge of the fuel door that went missing, that's why when I pulled the tab inside of the car, even though that works, the fuel door won't "pop" open, so I do have to jam a pen under the tab, and use my finger to pry it open. I suspect once I have the time to go the dealer and get the spring back on, everything should be fine.
Posted on Dec 10, 2008
Pull the release, hold it and stick a pen or pencil under the release, then go out of your vehicle and open the fuel door by hand. When you finish go inside your car and remove the pen or pencil.This is a temperary solution of your problem.
Posted on Sep 10, 2008
Go to the trunk and pull back the upholstery right behind where the fuel door is at..then figgle around to get the latch hook back on to the cable..its easy my 98 avalon xl had the same problem
Posted on Sep 07, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
i also have a 94 tercel with this problem. the spring is missing so i tied a long shoestring to the release lever next to the seat. i hold the string and it pulls up on lever while i use my key to open the door the rest of the way. the door pops open enough for the key to fit in the crack. hey it works for me lol have tried to find another spring at wrecking yard but someone always beats me to it
Posted on Oct 03, 2008
SOURCE: Petrol Fuel Cap door won't open
I had the same problem. Pressing the fuel door unlock button did not work, and I couldn't find any emergency release in the cargo/trunk area. Eventually, I clicked the Lock / Unlock button on the key fob a couple of times and tried again, this time holding the fuel door release button for 1-2 seconds, and it worked. I then sprayed some door lock lubricant into the fuel door lock in case there was something sticking in the mechanism. Don't know if this truly "fixed" the problem, but it's working now.
Posted on May 15, 2009
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