Some problems on our vehicles seem insignificant but can be frustrating, such as a window that no longer goes down. Others, regardless if they are not critical, will obstruct you from using your car in a ordinary way, such as having a flat tire or having the fuel cap of your Citroen Cactus stuck. You will not any longer be capable to fill your tank and therefore eventually not be able to use your vehicle. It is precisely for this purpose that we have written this document to enable you find a rapid remedy 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 Cactus is blocked, and then, how to unblock it.


Why is the fuel cap on my Citroen Cactus stuck?

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

Fuel tank cap with locker stuck on my Citroen Cactus

If your car is equipped 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 stop you from being able to access the entry of your tank. It is as well possible that the lock of your tank has twisted and no longer responds to the key of your Citroen Cactus.

Conventional fuel cap stuck on my Citroen Cactus

Second reason, and the least complicated, in the event 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 type of cap, it is mostly 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 Citroen Cactus?

Second part of our document, we will try to give you the different alternatives to get rid of your fuel cap stuck on your Citroen Cactus and let you to put petrol in your car. If you are victim of a fuel trap blocked on your Citroen Cactus, do not hesitate to consult our document on this subject to unlock it.

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

First option and the one you should consider first. You have the possibility 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 be reluctant 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 Cactus. If it does not work, duplicate the process and let it work a bit longer.

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

As a second alternative, you can try to use your spare key, which often being much less employed should more easily unlock the lock on the tank cap of your Citroen Cactus. This may seem obvious but occasionally it all comes down to small details. In any case, if you have managed to open your tank, we suggest you to buy a new tank cap to avoid getting stuck in this circumstance again.

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

To conlude, last alternative, you can try to play the key in the lock of the fuel cap of your Citroen Cactus to facilitate the opening of it. In fact, if the cylinder is a little seized up or damaged, it will unlock with less effort by moving the key in different axes at the same time as you try to rotate it.

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