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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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Wow, I never knew that, great information to pass on...  I'll certainly look to find the release.  OK, assuming the solenoid is bad how do you get to that if you don't have a Bentley's book?

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