Cap cover sticking

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Old 02-21-05, 01:09 AM
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Cap cover sticking

2003 Hyundai Accent.When i try to pull the lever on the floor the gas cap cover will not release.How do I fix it?
 
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Old 02-21-05, 09:55 AM
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Could be a stretched/dirty/damaged cable, a dirty/damaged latch or binding hinge mechanism. All three areas bear close inspection. Perhaps someone familiar with Hyundai could let you know if there are any "pattern" failures.
 
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Old 02-21-05, 01:18 PM
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Some cars have an emergency release in the trunk. It's worth a check before you run dry. Look near the gas door on the inside. It may even be behind a panel.
 
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Old 02-21-05, 07:31 PM
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try this

Two people required while you pull handle in car have other person push in a little on cover for cap.
 
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Old 02-22-05, 11:18 AM
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Noticed last night if I go back and pull out on the cover,it will move a little bit,then go back and pull up the lever it will open up every time.Could this be a stretched cable already and Do they have an ajuster on them somewhere?
 
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Old 02-22-05, 01:19 PM
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Try a little WD-40 on the locking mechanism and hinge.
 
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Old 02-22-05, 04:14 PM
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i would check the altenator
 
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Old 02-22-05, 06:49 PM
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lube it

with cover open move cable and see if latch moves full throw.Then lube up with wd-40.
I do not think any adjustment is possible.
 
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