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01-10-2009, 09:47 PM #1
Door for gas tank
Hey guys so today my car i tried to open it to get some gas and it wouldn't open. Its happened before where its frozen so i figured alright no biggie. I let the car run in the driveway with the temp up as high as it'd go. warm the whole car. I try again. The little thing you pull on the interior snaps.
I used some pliers to bend some of the metal that bent on the inside and tried it again and nothing. I think the cable is stretched or something.
So I have a 2 part question. First. What is the best way I should try to get the gas cap open without destroying the car ?
The 2nd thing is has anyone found a nice way to replace the system the supra uses ?? so like a car that uses a same size door that you can use like GM cars that just has a finger groove and there is just a spring that keeps the door closed but not locked or something.2001 Celica GT-S & 1984 Celica Supra
01-10-2009, 09:59 PM #2
open the hatch pull off the plastic covering and back the nut off and you can fix it from there. the door will open then
btw temp has nothing to do with this
had the same thing happen to me1985 supra 66,000 miles 7mge, to many mods to list
01-10-2009, 10:13 PM #3
Yeah, you can get to it from the cargo area. If you need a good cable for it, PM me. Sounds like it's either stretched or broken.83-Red P-type , 6M,. LJM strut-bar, RC intake,Thorley header,Tenzo 17" wheels, cross-drilled rotors, Eibach springs, KYB shocks, 85 hatch and int., 82 header panel=Frankenkar
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01-10-2009, 10:20 PM #4
thanks guys i will try to take it apart tomorrow morning. you guys typically just replace the cable or has anyone come up with a neat alternative?
I don't know about you guys but the locking door seems un-needed. Not like gas theft from an 80's car is that big a problem around here.2001 Celica GT-S & 1984 Celica Supra
01-10-2009, 11:08 PM #5
You could also swap a gas door from an 82-83 Celica or Supra that has the key lock in it. That way if the lever doesn't open the gas door, you just use the key in the gas door to open it, and you still maintain some security.
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01-10-2009, 11:54 PM #6
Just remove the latch on the gas door.
To open it, you just push the front edge.
When closed, it stays flush.
01-11-2009, 11:22 AM #7
01-11-2009, 02:00 PM #8CelicaSupra.com Member
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My 84 was alarmingly difficult to open last cold snap we had, so temp. does affect mine. I was afraid to bend the floor lever, but I finally got it to open. Might need some lubrication on both ends.
01-11-2009, 03:09 PM #9CelicaSupra.com Member
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I went overboard, but it works great.
$40 dollar trunk/hatch popper from summit racing. Cleaned and lubed the cable and latch very good, made adjustments to it. Then cut the cable and mount the solenoid behind the panels. My switch is in my center counsel for both the hatch and the gas door. This will require you to keep an eye on the door/latch to make sure its working properly, but I have had no issues yet. Also cleans up the floor a little.Supra-less.
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