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Old 01-02-2012, 05:01 PM
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Fuel Door Popped / now won't stay shut..

Anybody had any issues with their fuel door spring? Is this a common issue? Just got fuel and the door on my 04 Lariat Crew made a popping sound when I opened it, now it won't stay closed? Kinda like a spring broke?
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:15 PM
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Its a pretty common thing, it happened to mine when I was driving it home from buying it last year. It is a spring that breaks, and doesn't allow it to pull shut. DarrenWS6 make a thread of how to fix it, I think it is like a $30 part that you have to get from the dealership, and it doesn't take long to fix. I bought a billet locking gas cap when mine broke, and the lock holds it shut.
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:30 PM
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Anybody had any issues with their fuel door spring? Is this a common issue? Just got fuel and the door on my 04 Lariat Crew made a popping sound when I opened it, now it won't stay closed? Kinda like a spring broke?
Yes, that would be the spring. Mine went on me 3 weeks ago on my 2010. Warr. covered it. They just replaced the spring.

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Old 01-02-2012, 05:36 PM
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Thanks guys, I had an idea it was a spring issue. I'll grab one from Ford and replace it tomorrow.
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:44 PM
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Thanks guys, I had an idea it was a spring issue. I'll grab one from Ford and replace it tomorrow.
Here is my repair thread for the new fuel door assembly. Damn cheap plastic.

2004 - 2008 Broken Fuel Door Replacement How-To
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:47 PM
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DarrenWS6 make a thread of how to fix it
I cant find this thread. Any chance you could post it for curtmacd.?
I'd like to read it myself too.
Pooof....and here it is. Thanks DarrenWS6
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:52 PM
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Thanks Darren, my truck just turned over 210K miles and other than regular servicing, 4x4 actuators and now this fuel door issue are all that I've had go wrong. I certainly can't complain! I am planning to look at doing some exhaust work soon? I want a nice mellow but strong sound when I change out the system. Any ideas or suggestions when I go to duals, so I won't cause any computer issues? Still has the stock exhaust, in good condition. Best truck I EVER owned!
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:00 PM
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Thanks Darren, my truck just turned over 210K miles and other than regular servicing, 4x4 actuators and now this fuel door issue are all that I've had go wrong. I certainly can't complain! I am planning to look at doing some exhaust work soon? I want a nice mellow but strong sound when I change out the system. Any ideas or suggestions when I go to duals, so I won't cause any computer issues? Still has the stock exhaust, in good condition. Best truck I EVER owned!
Awesome to hear of your good luck. If you are only looking for sound, change to a Magnaflow 18" body or Borla Pro-XS 19" body. If you pipes are looking rotted and thinking your cats may be a little too old to flow fully efficient, have some fresh stainless piping done in mandrel if possible, 2.5" also, Magnaflow #94306 cats with the same muffler options.
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