Some complications on our automobiles seem trivial but can be troublesome, such as a window that no longer goes down. Others, whether or not they are not critical, will block you from using your car in a ordinary way, such as having a flat tire or having the fuel cap of your Alfa Romeo 147 stuck. You will not any longer be capable of fill your tank and therefore eventually not be able to use your motor vehicle. It is exactly for this simple reason that we have written and published this document to help you find a quick solution to your fuel cap trouble so that you can use your car normally. To get this done, we will first try to understand why the fuel cap of your Alfa Romeo 147 is blocked, and then, how to unblock it.


Why is the fuel cap on my Alfa Romeo 147 stuck?

So let’s begin our document with the origins of your tank cap problem on Alfa Romeo 147. We will try to present you the different causes of a blockage of this one.

Fuel tank cap with locker stuck on my Alfa Romeo 147

In case your car is outfitted with a tank cap with lock you will be in the most delicate scenario, because the locks of these caps can get gripped with time and prevent you from accessing the entry of your tank. It is also possible that the lock of your tank has twisted and no longer responds to the key of your Alfa Romeo 147.

Conventional fuel cap stuck on my Alfa Romeo 147

Second cause, and the easiest, in the event that of a classic tank cap that has no lock and is normally protected by a closed fuel door, if you have blocking complications on this sort of cap, it is usually only related to a cap that has not been closed in the axis and the thread of the latter is consequently blocked.
<2>How do I unlock the fuel cap on my Alfa Romeo 147?

Second section of our document, we will try to give you the different possibilities to get rid of your fuel cap stuck on your Alfa Romeo 147 and enable you to put petrol in your car. If you suffering a fuel trap blocked on your Alfa Romeo 147, do not hesitate to browse our document on this subject to unlock it.

Use some anti-seize agent to unlock your fuel cap of your Alfa Romeo 147

First solution and the one you should reflect on first. You have the opportunity to unseal your stuck fuel cap, to get this done you will need to use a WD40 anti-seize type product to lubricate the barrel of your cap. Don’t hesitate to put some in quantity and wait a few momemts for it to take effect, and try once again to open the fuel cap of your Alfa Romeo 147. If it does not work, duplicate the operation and let it work a bit longer.

Use the duplicate key to unlock the fuel tank lock of your Alfa Romeo 147

As a second alternative, you can try to use your spare key, which most of the time being much less employed should more easily unlock the lock on the tank cap of your Alfa Romeo 147. This may seem evident but sometimes it all comes down to small details. In any case, if you have been able to open your tank, we encourage you to buy a new tank cap to avoid getting stuck in this situation again.

Shake the key while trying to open the tank of your Alfa Romeo 147

To conlude, last method, you can try to play the key in the lock of the fuel cap of your Alfa Romeo 147 to facilitate the opening of it. In fact, if the cylinder is a little seized up or broken, it will unlock quicker by moving the key in different axes simultaneously as you try to rotate it.

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