It is a very easy replacement and does not require a mechanic to do. I made it home on fumes both gas and temper and tried again for a while and no avail. And by the way even though this thread Is Old when you Google this question it still comes up as long as it helps that's all that matters thanks again. I tried for 20minutes at the gas station to no avail. I'm not a doctor so I'll just keep walking.
I'm grateful for the person that answered it correctly and I'm grateful that the site exists. . This gives access to the gas cover locking mechanism. It is different from car to car, but on my Passat it's called an N80 valve. This may surprise you but nobody knows everything. Who cares if maybe they can't get back up.
This one is different - thanks for helping out. No need to be snide, no need to sound all knowing either. I'm sure glad I don't think like you! Plug the fuel supply and return lines to prevent dirt or moisture from contaminating the system. Attached to that is a small metal arm that connects to the inside of the gas cap release. The first cpl of answers were mere guesses and I had already exhausted these options in my rental car as well.
After I got a gap I inserted a larger allen wrench and pried harder. All I had to do was push the fuel door. Cheers JaZesa answered 10 months ago Thanks just rented a Passat and looked inside the car forever for a button that want there. Older steel tanks can also rust, meaning that small pieces of metal can break off and clog the fuel system. So if a question has been sitting for a few hours and I think I can be of help I'll take a stab at it. I then sprayed lube heavily under the gas door and tried again.
I'm not a dumb guy and every car that I have had for the last two decades has always had a button or a lever. I then finally used the allen wrench trick using a small 3mm I think allen wrench slipped behind the door and pried. The next time I needed to fuel up I could not open the cover. One is a bad gas cap. But first, clean around where the gas cap meets the filler adapter to see if dirt has built up. I'm graeful to you as well.
But with your mentality everyone should not try to help anyone unless they're absolutely sure they can. Sometimes a question will go unanswered for hours. It must have been a sight to behold. I'd hope that they got the door opened along time ago and moved on. Unscrew the mechanism and simply snip the wires to the little locking motor. The fuel tank in a Volkswagen vehicle can be removed by the home mechanic.
To the person with the wrong answer, thanks for trying to help. Js08016 answered 2 years ago Don't respond to threads that are 2 years old. If a passerby had tried to help you get the door open but couldn't would you have thrown a fit right there in the gas station? I simply googled the subject and this website came up. On a hot day, you should hear the gas escape from the tank when opening the cap well, on a gas car, maybe not a diesel. There is also a valve that is near the air intake box that may need replacing. By the seat, on the dash, under the dash, in the center console, on the door, on the floor, even in the glove box. Fix has been done for about a year and no problems.
This way you will never have to mess with the locked gas cover door again! Should have mentioned I have a Jetta Sportwagon. I realize you seem to want to discover that I'm stupid but alas, I am not. Js08016 answered 2 years ago Stupid, no. Also, don't criticise others who are trying to help. I read through the useless posts until I came to the answer.
If so, the gas cap is not making a good seal. They're real people asking these questions and are waiting for an answer. Thanks for the right answer that was on this old thread. The gas tank on a Volkswagen is a steel or plastic tank usually located at the rear of the vehicle below the trunk. I'm just glad that I found the answer. My research said there is no way to get to the gas tank assembly from the inside of the car as the trunk area is finished or at least not easily.
Tug on that piece of metal, and you'll pop open the gas cap. It opens a line to the evap canister to get that fuel to burn. You must always take special precautions when servicing the fuel system, because gasoline and diesel fuel are both highly flammable. You have to peel back the lining of the trunk on the right side. I did keep reading and I did find the answer. Consult a fuel tank specialist if you have questions about the condition of your tank.