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    Fuel door wont shut.....help?

    Hey guys....my fuel door wont shut. The small white tab that keeps it in place wont protrude...it is stuck in the down position. In my car, the fuel tank tab....the one you pull to open the door....is soft. Like...when you lift or push it down it doesnt stay in the downward position...it Just kinda flobbs around like the cable is stuck or dirty or something...Anything I can do?

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    P.S. I searched...nada
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    Pliers and afterwards some silicon lube?

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    its too deep...I cant get a grip on it..
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    anyone?
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    Like the above poster said, try some silicon lube and let it sit for a while. Also try messing the the fuel door latch that opens it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bebop View Post
    Like the above poster said, try some silicon lube and let it sit for a while. Also try messing the the fuel door latch that opens it.
    I lubed er up real good a few days ago....and I have been fiddling with the latch ever since it broke (Tried holding it down, holding it up, pushing it both ways etc....) no dice....Should I play with some wires now? Take the engine out and see whats up?


    Jk about the engine lol
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    do you see the gun you have in that picture? Threaten it to close. Just go to subaru dealership and they will prob do it free of charge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lavid2002 View Post
    its too deep...I cant get a grip on it..
    thats what she said.

    you could try just jamming it up with a really long flathead.

    but yea agreed you might just wanna take it to the dealership...
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    Sounds like a spring is missing or broken somewhere or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRXDuo View Post
    do you see the gun you have in that picture? Threaten it to close. Just go to subaru dealership and they will prob do it free of charge.
    Lmao....the wrx is to ballsy itl take a 55 grain FMJ BT all day long before it closes that ****
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    hmmm....I was hoping this would be a common problem : ( lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRXDuo View Post
    Just go to subaru dealership and they will prob do it free of charge.
    Sorry but thats a funny statement.

    Take it to the dealership.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crb03 View Post
    Sorry but thats a funny statement.

    Take it to the dealership.
    I kno i try to avoid them for small jobs like this...they just quoted me 16 bux for lil thing of touch up paint LOL no friggin way last time I got it free...
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    Im serious. They gave me a free fog light once. Of course, this was only after they replaced my turbo and ECM. Pretty good investment id say....sarcasm.
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    ill fool with it soon....meh
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