Some concerns on our cars seem unimportant but can be bothersome, such as a window that no longer goes down. Others, whether or not they are not severe, will block you from using your car in a usual way, such as having a flat tire or having the fuel cap of your Mitsubishi Eclipse stuck. You will not any longer have the ability to fill your tank and therefore ultimately not be able to use your vehicle. It is precisely for this simple reason that we have written and published this article to enable you find a quick answer to your fuel cap trouble so that you can use your car normally. To do this, we will first try to understand why the fuel cap of your Mitsubishi Eclipse is blocked, and then, how to unblock it.


Why is the fuel cap on my Mitsubishi Eclipse stuck?

So let’s start our article with the origins of your tank cap problem on Mitsubishi Eclipse. We will try to show you the different causes of a blockage of this one.

Fuel tank cap with locker stuck on my Mitsubishi Eclipse

In the event that your car is outfitted with a tank cap with lock you will be in the most tricky condition, 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 reacts to the key of your Mitsubishi Eclipse.

Conventional fuel cap stuck on my Mitsubishi Eclipse

Second reason, and the most basic, in the event that of a classic tank cap that has no lock and is normally protected by a closed fuel door, if you have blocking concerns on this sort 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 consequently blocked.
<2>How do I unlock the fuel cap on my Mitsubishi Eclipse?

Second part of our article, we will try to give you the different possibilities to get rid of your fuel cap stuck on your Mitsubishi Eclipse and let you to put petrol in your car. If you encoutering a fuel trap blocked on your Mitsubishi Eclipse, do not be reluctant to have a look at our article on this subject to unlock it.

Use some anti-seize agent to unlock your fuel cap of your Mitsubishi Eclipse

First alternative and the one you should reflect on 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 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 Mitsubishi Eclipse. If it does not work, duplicate the treatment and let it work for a longer time.

Use the duplicate key to unlock the fuel tank lock of your Mitsubishi Eclipse

As a second alternative, you can try to use your spare key, which most frequently being much less utilized should more easily unlock the lock on the tank cap of your Mitsubishi Eclipse. This may seem evident but in certain cases it all comes down to small details. Whatever the 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 Mitsubishi Eclipse

To finish , last method, you can try to play the key in the lock of the fuel cap of your Mitsubishi Eclipse to facilitate the opening of it. In reality, if the cylinder is a little seized up or destroyed, it will unlock with less effort by moving the key in different axes simultaneously as you try to rotate it.

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