Some trouble on our vehicles seem insignificant but can be bothersome, such as a window that no longer goes down. Others, even if they are not major, will obstruct you from using your car in a normal way, such as having a flat tire or having the fuel cap of your Jeep Gladiator stuck. You will no longer be able to fill your tank and therefore eventually 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 remedy to your fuel cap trouble so that you can use your car normally. To accomplish this, we will first try to understand why the fuel cap of your Jeep Gladiator is blocked, and secondly, how to unblock it.

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Why is the fuel cap on my Jeep Gladiator stuck?

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

Fuel tank cap with locker stuck on my Jeep Gladiator

In the event your car is outfitted with a tank cap with lock you will be in the most difficult condition, because the locks of these caps can get gripped with time and stop you from being able to access the entrance 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 Jeep Gladiator.

Conventional fuel cap stuck on my Jeep Gladiator

Second case, and the simplest, 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 trouble on this kind of cap, it is often only related 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 Jeep Gladiator?

Second section of our document, we will try to give you the different possibilities to get rid of your fuel cap stuck on your Jeep Gladiator and allow you to put petrol in your car. If you suffering a fuel trap blocked on your Jeep Gladiator, do not be reluctant to have a look at our document on this subject to unlock it.

Use some anti-seize agent to unlock your fuel cap of your Jeep Gladiator

First solution and the one you should consider first. You have the option to unseal your stuck fuel cap, to accomplish 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 Jeep Gladiator. If it does not function, repeat the operation and let it work for a longer time.

Use the duplicate key to unlock the fuel tank lock of your Jeep Gladiator

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 Jeep Gladiator. This may seem evident but in some cases it all comes down to small details. In any case, if you have been able to open your tank, we recommend 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 Jeep Gladiator

Finally, last alternative, you can try to play the key in the lock of the fuel cap of your Jeep Gladiator to facilitate the opening of it. Indeed, if the cylinder is a little seized up or broken, it will unlock easier by moving the key in different axes simultaneously as you try to rotate it.

To get more tips on the Jeep Gladiator, take a look at the Jeep Gladiator category.