Some problems on our cars appear to be trivial but can be frustrating, like having your wipers squeak for example. Others even if they are not severe will prevent you from using your Ford Flex in a normal way, like having a flat tire or having the fuel door stuck on your xXX. You will no more have the capability to fill your tank and as a consequence eventually not be able to use your vehicle. This is precisely why we have written this content, to help you get a rapid answer to your fuel trap trouble so that you can use your car in a normal way. To get this done, we will first try to determine why the fuel door of your Ford Flex is stuck, and secondly, how to unblock it.
Why is the fuel door of my Ford Flex stuck?
So we’ll begin our content with the source of your fuel trap problems stuck on Ford Flex. Be aware that this fuel door is sometimes powered by an electric motor, but in some years or depending on the options of your vehicle it is only ran by a cable. Typically, it is either the cable that seizes up, or, an electric motor that is at the end of its life. In some cases, it can be the fuel door fuse that is defective on your Ford Flex. So think about examining all these components one at a time to uncover the source of your fuel door trouble on Ford Flex. Go to the next part of this content to get solutions to your trouble.
What if the fuel door on my Ford Flex is stuck?
We are now going to show you one at a time the different solutions to each of the motives of a fuel door stuck on Ford Flex, 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 kind of issue.
Check the fuel door fuses
The first possible motive of a stuck fuel door on your Ford Flex is that the fuse for the door opening has failed. To resolve this trouble, you need to get your vehicle manual, verify which fuse box the one you are interested in is in (dashboard or engine compartment) and once located, verify the condition and possibly change the fuse with a new one. If it is the fuel filler cap that is stuck on your Ford Flex, do not hesitate to have a look at our content to help you fix your trouble.
Check the fuel door control cable
The second possible cause of your fuel door trouble being stuck on Ford Flex is that the fuel control cable is seized up. To fix this trouble, you will have to try to use a flat screwdriver to pry the fuel door lock with a flat screwdriver for example at the same time as you operate the fuel door opener. Do not hesitate to use WD40 type lubricant to lubricate the cable and avoid repeating this problem.
Replace the fuel door opening motor
Frequently, the trouble will come from the engine that manages the opening of the fuel door of your Ford Flex. If the hatch is blocked, the engine may be burnt out, to change it, you will have to change the engine, to do 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
To conclude, last option to unlock a fuel door on Ford Flex, 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 consult your Ford Flex 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.
To get more tips on the Ford Flex, take a look at the Ford Flex category.