Some problems on our cars seem trivial but can be troublesome, such as a window that no longer goes down. Others, even if they are not severe, will block you from using your car in a normal way, such as having a flat tire or having the fuel cap of your Citroen C1 stuck. You will no more have the ability to fill your tank and therefore sooner or later not be able to use your automobile. It is exactly for this simple reason that we have made this content to help you find a quick remedy to your fuel cap issue so that you can use your car normally. To achieve this, we will first try to understand why the fuel cap of your Citroen C1 is blocked, and secondly, how to unblock it.


Why is the fuel cap on my Citroen C1 stuck?

So let’s commence our content with the origins of your tank cap problem on Citroen C1. We will try to describe you the different causes of a blockage of this one.

Fuel tank cap with locker stuck on my Citroen C1

If your car is outfitted with a tank cap with lock you will be in the most difficult situation, because the locks of these caps can get gripped with time and restrict you from being able to access the access of your tank. It is also possible that the lock of your tank has twisted and no longer responds to the key of your Citroen C1.

Conventional fuel cap stuck on my Citroen C1

Second case, and the least difficult, in the case of a classic tank cap that has no lock and is normally protected by a closed fuel door, if you have blocking problems on this sort of cap, it is generally only linked to a cap that has not been closed in the axis and the thread of the latter is therefore blocked.
<2>How do I unlock the fuel cap on my Citroen C1?

Second section of our content, we will try to give you the different solutions to get rid of your fuel cap stuck on your Citroen C1 and enable you to put petrol in your car. If you encoutering a fuel trap blocked on your Citroen C1, do not think twice to have a look at our content on this subject to unlock it.

Use some anti-seize agent to unlock your fuel cap of your Citroen C1

First alternative and the one you should consider first. You have the opportunity to unseal your stuck fuel cap, to achieve this 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 several minutes for it to take effect, and try once again to open the fuel cap of your Citroen C1. If it does not function, replicate the treatment and let it work for a longer time.

Use the duplicate key to unlock the fuel tank lock of your Citroen C1

As a second alternative, you can try to use your spare key, which often being much less used should more easily unlock the lock on the tank cap of your Citroen C1. This may seem obvious but in some cases it all comes down to small details. No matter the reason, if you have been able to open your tank, we suggest you to buy a new tank cap to avoid getting stuck in this condition again.

Shake the key while trying to open the tank of your Citroen C1

To conlude, last alternative, you can try to play the key in the lock of the fuel cap of your Citroen C1 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.

To get more tips on the Citroen C1, take a look at the Citroen C1 category.