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My Ranger's fuel flap won't open...

I'm driving a 2018 Ford Ranger diesel and now the door to put fuel in will not open. 

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Catherine Malley (Achill Island,) - Tue, 17 Nov 2020 12:31

Shane O' Donoghue Answered by: Shane O' Donoghue - Complete Car Advisor - @Shane_O_D


Hi Catherine,

As far as I'm aware, they are sprung-loaded, where you push one side of the fuel flap and it springs back out and opens, so maybe there's dirt or something in the mechanism? We can only suggest you try various levels of pressure on the trailing edge of the flap and then release, hoping that it clears. If not, you may have to lever it open, though that could break the mechanism, which would then have to be replaced. If you do go down that route, make sure you protect the main bodywork paint from damage.

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