Some complications on our automobiles seem insignificant but can be bothersome, like having your wipers squeak for example. Others whether or not they are not serious will prevent you from using your Alfa Romeo 147 in a normal way, like having a flat tire or having the fuel door stuck on your xXX. You will no more have the ability to fill up your tank and therefore ultimately not be able to use your vehicle. This is specifically why we have made this content page, to help you obtain a quick answer to your fuel trap problem so that you can use your car in a normal way. To get this done, we will first try to find out why the fuel door of your Alfa Romeo 147 is stuck, and secondly, how to unblock it.


Why is the fuel door of my Alfa Romeo 147 stuck?

So we’ll begin our content page with the origin of your fuel trap complications stuck on Alfa Romeo 147. Realize that this fuel door is sometimes operated by an electric motor, but in some years or based on the options of your vehicle it is only ran by a cable. In most cases, it is either the cable that seizes up, or, an electric motor that is at the end of its life. In some cases, it may be the fuel door fuse that is malfunctioning on your Alfa Romeo 147. So take into consideration verifying all these components one at a time to locate the origin of your fuel door problem on Alfa Romeo 147. Go to the next part of this content page to get solutions to your problem.

What if the fuel door on my Alfa Romeo 147 is stuck?

We are now going to describe you one at a time the different solutions to each of the triggers of a fuel door stuck on Alfa Romeo 147, already to give you an immediate solution to enable you to put fuel in your vehicle and above all a definitive solution to no longer suffer this form of trouble.

Check the fuel door fuses

The first possible trigger of a stuck fuel door on your Alfa Romeo 147 is that the fuse for the door opening has failed. To resolve this problem, you need to get your vehicle manual, examine which fuse box the one you are interested in is in (dashboard or engine compartment) and once found, examine the state and maybe replace the fuse with a new one. If it is the fuel filler cap that is stuck on your Alfa Romeo 147, do not hesitate to seek advice from our guideline to help you resolve your problem.

Check the fuel door control cable

The second possible trigger of your fuel door problem being stuck on Alfa Romeo 147 is that the fuel control cable is seized up. To solve this problem, you will have to try to use a flat screwdriver to pry the fuel door lock with a flat screwdriver for example simultaneously as you try to open the fuel door opener. Do not hesitate to use WD40 type lubricant to lubricate the cable and avoid experiencing again this problem.

Replace the fuel door opening motor

Oftentimes, the problem will be caused by the engine that manages the opening of the fuel door of your Alfa Romeo 147. If the hatch is blocked, the engine may be burnt out, to replace it, you will have to change the engine, for this, you will have to access it from the inside of your trunk, by removing the lining of it.

Use the emergency opening pull in the trunk

Finally, last option to unlock a fuel door on Alfa Romeo 147, you have to use the emergency opening rod in your trunk. To get this done, remove the trunk liner on the side of the fuel door and browse your Alfa Romeo 147 owner’s manual for the exact position of the fuel door. All you have to do is activate it to unlock the fuel flap of your car.

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