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04 4S Cab. Fuel door is jammed and won’t open.

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My 996 4s Cab wo t allow my usual gentle push to pivot the fuel door open. Car does not have a release in the cab area and only requires a simple push to open. It does move some but just won’t release. Fuel light is on and almost out of gas. Help!

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I can't imagine how the fuel door could be jammed since it's a simple hinge operation.  Was the car lock when you tried to open the gas door?  There's a sliding bolt that secures the gas door when the car is locked.  Maybe if the car is not locked the sliding bolt is stuck?  Why don't you get a second person to lock and unlock the doors while you gently bang on the gas door.

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Look carefully at inside car body at right door front area.  There is a plastic fuel release there.  You can pull it to release fuel door.  Or, if it’s broken off like mine was, you can hook fuel door release with a bent to fit wire coat hanger.  I kept mine in right door pocket in arm rest. 

Hope this works for you. 


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