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Old 08-27-2009, 12:14 PM   #1
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Gas Cap Trouble!

My gas cap is a locking gas cap, and I cant get it off. The lock is messed up on it somehow, the key spins around and around. It took 5 minutes yesterday to work it off, but now it will not budge. It only spins. Got a new cap that doesn't lock and cant get the old one off to put the new one on. Any advice from past experiences?? Preciate it!

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Old 08-27-2009, 12:23 PM   #2
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PRY BAR / DRILL / TNT

all of the above will work

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Old 08-27-2009, 12:40 PM   #3
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I google searched your problem with no success. You may need to take it by a jeep dealer's service department and see if they can help....if it's aftermarket, try calling the manufacturer.
If your not sold on those suggestions, try the pry bar trick mentioned above. GOOD LUCK!
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Old 08-27-2009, 01:16 PM   #4
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I had the same problem with mine ever since it was new! Try turning the key at the same time start turning the cap do this slow at the same time! You'll feel it grab eventually! If that don't work use a hammer!
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Old 08-27-2009, 01:51 PM   #5
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Be careful with the brute force method of removal. The lock cylinder will let the top of the cap go, but it will still be in the filler neck. If it falls to where you can't get to it, it will be stuck in your filler tube and you'll pump gas .15 cents at a time until you sell the jeep.

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Old 08-27-2009, 02:17 PM   #6
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Same thing happened to mine. I ordered a new one first, then I took a screwdriver and pliers to pry it off. The whole process took about 10 min, screwed on the new one, good to go.
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I have similar probs with mine. What works for me is inserting my key, turning the key to the right while holding the cap so it won't spin, then while the key is in and turned all the way to the right I twist the cap to the left and it comes off.

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Old 08-27-2009, 06:06 PM   #8
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Why the need for a locking gas cap?
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Old 08-27-2009, 06:09 PM   #9
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Hahahaha it works so well you can't even get it open if you own it!
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Old 08-27-2009, 07:14 PM   #10
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Why the need for a locking gas cap?
Someone trying to siphon the gas or adding stuff into your gas. Personally on my 98 it's impossible to siphon my gas from my tank. There is something in the filler neck that keeps the hose from going into the tank.
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:57 PM   #11
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The stupid locking cap came on it new! No more lock for me!
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Blow that Sumbitch off there Uncle Ted!
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Old 08-28-2009, 09:05 AM   #13
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Have you tried pushing hard upward on the cap with the heel of your hand while turning? Attendant in Oregon had mine off that way before I could hand him the key.
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:35 PM   #14
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Appreciate all the post haha. Got it changed out after about 10 mins of twisting and turning, it was a s.o.b.!

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