Some complications on our cars seem trivial but can be frustrating, such as a window that no longer goes down. Others, whether or not they are not major, will restrict you from using your car in a usual way, such as having a flat tire or having the fuel cap of your Citroen C15 stuck. You will no longer have the ability to fill your tank and therefore ultimately not be able to use your motor vehicle. It is exactly for this reason that we have written this article to enable you find a rapid answer to your fuel cap issue so that you can use your car normally. To accomplish this, we will first try to understand why the fuel cap of your Citroen C15 is blocked, and secondly, how to unblock it.


Why is the fuel cap on my Citroen C15 stuck?

So let’s begin our article with the origins of your tank cap problem on Citroen C15. We will try to present you the different causes of a blockage of this one.

Fuel tank cap with locker stuck on my Citroen C15

If your car is equipped with a tank cap with lock you will be in the most tricky scenario, because the locks of these caps can get gripped with time and prevent you from accessing the entrance of your tank. It is also possible that the lock of your tank has twisted and no longer reacts to the key of your Citroen C15.

Conventional fuel cap stuck on my Citroen C15

Second case, and the least difficult, in the event of a classic tank cap that has no lock and is usually protected by a closed fuel door, if you have blocking complications on this sort of cap, it is normally only related to a cap that has not been closed in the axis and the thread of the latter is as a result blocked.
<2>How do I unlock the fuel cap on my Citroen C15?

Second section of our article, we will try to give you the different alternatives to get rid of your fuel cap stuck on your Citroen C15 and allow you to put petrol in your car. If you are victim of a fuel trap blocked on your Citroen C15, do not think twice to read our article on this subject to unlock it.

Use some anti-seize agent to unlock your fuel cap of your Citroen C15

First solution and the one you should consider 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 couple of minutes for it to take effect, and try again to open the fuel cap of your Citroen C15. If it does not work, replicate the operation and let it operate for a longer time.

Use the duplicate key to unlock the fuel tank lock of your Citroen C15

As a second solution, 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 C15. This may seem evident but sometimes it all comes down to small details. In any case, if you have managed to open your tank, we encourage 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 C15

To conlude, last method, you can try to play the key in the lock of the fuel cap of your Citroen C15 to facilitate the opening of it. Indeed, if the cylinder is a little seized up or destroyed, it will unlock quicker by moving the key in different axes simultaneously as you try to rotate it.

If you want more tutorials on the Citroen C15, go to our Citroen C15 category.