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mdimdi 06-15-2011 01:14 PM

Oil filler cap trouble
 
Does anyone here know why my oil filler cap is just clicking like a ratchet? It wont turn to come off and no matter which way you try to turn it you just get clicks.
Is there a trick to getting it off when this happens?
I am supposed to leave for a trip in 5 hours so its kinda important to know. :banghead:

I will continue to search as well.

Mike

Shelby427 06-15-2011 01:34 PM

If the engine is hot they can be a bugger. Let it cool down and it should come right off.
If you are in a hurry, toss a bag of ice on top of it.

C.L. 06-15-2011 03:23 PM

If the plastic tabs are busted off on the inside, you can wedge a screw driver under the outer shell and pop it off. That will break the plastic bit, but leave a metal plug behind that can be removed and reinstalled just fine with pliers.

mdimdi 06-15-2011 03:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by C.L. (Post 1308161)
If the plastic tabs are busted off on the inside, you can wedge a screw driver under the outer shell and pop it off. That will break the plastic bit, but leave a metal plug behind that can be removed and reinstalled just fine with pliers.



Thats what I had to do. I went to Napa and got another one.

Thanks!


Mike

KicknJeep 06-28-2012 12:10 PM

Old thread I found while searching......
Cap was turning with ratcheting effect, Ice in a bag worked like a charm!


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