Some concerns 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 dangerous, will block you from using your car in a usual way, such as having a flat tire or having the fuel cap of your Citroen C3 stuck. You will not anymore have the capacity to fill your tank and therefore finally not be able to use your vehicle. It is precisely for this purpose that we have written and published this document to help you find a quick answer to your fuel cap problem so that you can use your car normally. To perform this, we will first try to understand why the fuel cap of your Citroen C3 is blocked, and then, how to unblock it.


Why is the fuel cap on my Citroen C3 stuck?

So let’s begin our document with the origins of your tank cap problem on Citroen C3. We will try to describe you the different triggers of a blockage of this one.

Fuel tank cap with locker stuck on my Citroen C3

In the event 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 stop you from accessing 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 C3.

Conventional fuel cap stuck on my Citroen C3

Second cause, and the easiest, in the event that of a classic tank cap that has no lock and is usually protected by a closed fuel door, if you have blocking concerns on this kind of cap, it is frequently only connected 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 C3?

Second part of our document, we will try to give you the different solutions to get rid of your fuel cap stuck on your Citroen C3 and allow you to put petrol in your car. If you encoutering a fuel trap blocked on your Citroen C3, do not be reluctant to browse our document on this subject to unlock it.

Use some anti-seize agent to unlock your fuel cap of your Citroen C3

First option and the one you should consider first. You have the possibility 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 Citroen C3. If it does not work, duplicate the procedure and let it operate for a longer time.

Use the duplicate key to unlock the fuel tank lock of your Citroen C3

As a second option, 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 C3. This may seem obvious but occasionally it all comes down to small details. Whatever the case, if you have managed to open your tank, we encourage you to buy a new tank cap to avoid getting stuck in this scenario again.

Shake the key while trying to open the tank of your Citroen C3

Finally, last solution, you can try to play the key in the lock of the fuel cap of your Citroen C3 to facilitate the opening of it. Indeed, 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.

In the event that you have any further questions about the Citroen C3, do not hesitate to consult our Citroen C3 category.