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how to replace vz fuel cap release

Discussion in 'General' started by scottysvtcommie, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. scottysvtcommie

    scottysvtcommie New Member

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    hay guys,

    well today i went and put some fuel in my calais but when i tried to shut my fuel cap it wouldn't clip shut again, seems that the little latch that pulls back to release the cap isn't coming back out? i can pull the little clip in/out with some pliers but it wont just come back out it self like it should, seems like there is a spring inside it that has got stuck when iv pulled the fuel cap release.

    now how can i fix this as i dont want to drive the car around with a fuel cap just flapping open and shut lol

    cant seem to got the release apart to see if there is a spring in there jammed or not, so im hopping i dont have to replace the hole cable and latch etc?


    hears a few pics of the bit im talking about, the little bit coming out were the thread is isn't popping back out to latch the fuel door shut again

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    cheers scott
     
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    Dr HaxZaw New Member

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    cant really see clearly in the photos but is that brass connection on the end of the wire some sort of nut?
    i changed the level assembly next to the drivers seat and the cable wasnt hard to disconnect so i dont think you will need a whole new cable just a new assembly at the end (get one from a wreckers they arent worth it new from holden)
     
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    Thanks for the info and photos as mine was smashed by some stealing fuel. But they smashed the release and the plastic connector on the flap as well.
     

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