1999 Camry Fuel door not opening

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Old 30 Jun 2003, 11:12 am   #1 (permalink)
Rajeev Madan
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Default 1999 Camry Fuel door not opening

When I push the lever up to open the fuel door, the door does not open. So,
this is what I have to do to open it. Push the lever up, and put a small
object under the lever so that the lever is still up and then go out and
open the fuel door. So, it seems that when the lever is pressed, it just
does not kick the fuel door open.

Any ideas ?

Rajeev


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Old 30 Jun 2003, 06:53 pm   #2 (permalink)
Orv Larson
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Default Re: 1999 Camry Fuel door not opening

My '99 Camry has a little plastic spring (that looks exactly like metal)
that pops the fuel door open - but never as far as I would like. I tired
bending it the smallest amount to increase the tension and found that it
truly was plastic when it immediately broke. At that point it would not
open except as you describe. I bought a replacement plastic spring from
Toyota for about $4 and took two minutes to install it.


"Rajeev Madan" <rmadan@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> When I push the lever up to open the fuel door, the door does not open.

So,
> this is what I have to do to open it. Push the lever up, and put a small
> object under the lever so that the lever is still up and then go out and
> open the fuel door. So, it seems that when the lever is pressed, it just
> does not kick the fuel door open.
>
> Any ideas ?
>
> Rajeev
>
>



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Old 05 Jul 2003, 08:52 pm   #3 (permalink)
humblejohn
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Default Re: 1999 Camry Fuel door not opening

mine broke at 89k mile. i put layers of duct tape near the door edge
so as to put pressure as the door is closed and it works like a charm.
good luck.






"Orv Larson" <Orv@Cox.Net> wrote in message news:<b44Ma.114557$MJ5.105854@fed1read03>...
> My '99 Camry has a little plastic spring (that looks exactly like metal)
> that pops the fuel door open - but never as far as I would like. I tired
> bending it the smallest amount to increase the tension and found that it
> truly was plastic when it immediately broke. At that point it would not
> open except as you describe. I bought a replacement plastic spring from
> Toyota for about $4 and took two minutes to install it.
>
>
> "Rajeev Madan" <rmadan@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1056989497.704077@sj-nntpcache-5...
> > When I push the lever up to open the fuel door, the door does not open.

> So,
> > this is what I have to do to open it. Push the lever up, and put a small
> > object under the lever so that the lever is still up and then go out and
> > open the fuel door. So, it seems that when the lever is pressed, it just
> > does not kick the fuel door open.
> >
> > Any ideas ?
> >
> > Rajeev
> >
> >

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