Some help installing the Mopar Fuel Filler Door - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 03-02-2012, 11:01 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Herndon, VA
Posts: 96
Some help installing the Mopar Fuel Filler Door

I got this when I purchased my Wrangler and I just got around to installing it yesterday. Ran in to a bit of a snag while trying to get the old filler housing out. There are four tabs that hold it to the body, but I am only able to reach two of them via the rear tail light cutout.

How do you guys reach the two on the far side? There is no way my hand can fit back there. I even had the woman try with her small hands, and no such luck.

I searched and saw some people only remove the first two tabs, then pull out the housing as far as they can in order to slide the housing towards the rear of the car, then pull out the housing, but this puts a lot of stress/pressure on the sheetmetal, and I do not want to dent it.

- Anthony

__________________
2012 Wrangler Sahara
1992 VW Corrado VR6 S/C
2008 BMW K1200S
adg44 is offline   Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 11:08 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Ellabell, GA
Posts: 503
not for nothing, but the rugged ridge fuel filler door screws right into the plastic filler housing....no taking out of anything. 3 minute install. IF it takes that long.

__________________
BUAIDH NO BAS!
JEEP WAVE
1CrzyCelt is offline   Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 11:36 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 91
Just keep working it out. It should come out with no damage. I have done two conversions and both cameout with a bit of effort, but no damage. When you install the new one make sure you get the small pin at the bottom of the ring flange, into the small hole in the body. It is easy to miss the hole and bend the pin. Then the ring will not fit tight against the body. If it happens, gently bend the pin back straight and it will work. Good luck.
__________________
2012 Sahara JK 6-spd, 3:73, Tow, Heated Seats, Connectivity, Hard Top
skihoser is offline   Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 11:45 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Morrisville, NC
Posts: 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by adg44 View Post
I got this when I purchased my Wrangler and I just got around to installing it yesterday. Ran in to a bit of a snag while trying to get the old filler housing out. There are four tabs that hold it to the body, but I am only able to reach two of them via the rear tail light cutout.

How do you guys reach the two on the far side? There is no way my hand can fit back there. I even had the woman try with her small hands, and no such luck.

I searched and saw some people only remove the first two tabs, then pull out the housing as far as they can in order to slide the housing towards the rear of the car, then pull out the housing, but this puts a lot of stress/pressure on the sheetmetal, and I do not want to dent it.

- Anthony
This is pretty much what I did. I did not have to pull it too far. It was a bit tricky and the metal is pretty weak there, but no bending that I could see. If you pull it back toward the edge with enough force, the tabs compress which helps with not needing to wedge it out as much.
__________________
Used to have:
2001 Cherokee, 2002 TJ, 2005 LJ

Now have:
2012 JK Unlimited
Sherifftruman is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
help wreck999 YJ Tech Forum 6 03-02-2012 08:56 PM
could use some assistance Bulldogg76 YJ Tech Forum 12 03-02-2012 07:36 PM
Lift Help bmckinney_93wrangler YJ Tech Forum 5 03-02-2012 06:44 PM
3rd brakelight help! cocky grin General Jeep Discussion 4 03-02-2012 04:44 PM
help with bumper lights Jason1348 TJ General Discussion Forum 3 03-02-2012 10:07 AM



Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:26 AM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC