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GAS CAP HARD TO REMOVE

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by WAGONWHEEL, May 5, 2012.

  1. May 5, 2012 at 1:01 PM
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    WAGONWHEEL

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    The gas cap on my 2012 is very hard to remove. My wife cannot remove it and I have trouble with it. We are not over-tightening it, just one click like it says on the cap. Anyone else have this problem?
     
  2. May 5, 2012 at 8:40 PM
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    delscorcho

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    Haven't experienced that problem but my cap stopped clicking when tightening. I just go till snug now. Not sure if these caps are prone to problems.
     
  3. May 5, 2012 at 8:46 PM
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    Canazes9

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    It will loosen up, it's a little tight when new. My new 12 was the same, it's fine now.

    David
     
  4. May 5, 2012 at 8:51 PM
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    OffroadToy

    OffroadToy This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok

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    Sounds like a good excuse to get a locking cap. The Stant is a piece of shit...get the Murray brand at Shucks/O'reilly Auto Parts.
     
  5. May 5, 2012 at 10:00 PM
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    iroh

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    If it doesn't loosen up after a few uses, check whether the threaded section of the filler tube is actually round. I've seen a couple in the past (not 'yotas though) that were manufactured slightly oblong and the cap easily screws very tightly in there. If that's the case you'll also likely get CELs for the gas cap a couple times a year at random.
     
  6. May 6, 2012 at 1:53 AM
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    fixer5000

    fixer5000 the logical one

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    its new...complain to your dealer and maybe theyll replace it.
     
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