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Hi all,

Pretty simple one really!

My petrol/diesel filler flap will not spring open when using the pull lever at the side of the driver seat and I have to manually jerk it open to fill up, I guess this is a common problem? ...any pointers etc?
If you look carefully you should see a vertical cut in the side trim of the boot (about halfway between the fuel cap and the tail light) just large enough to slip a finger and operate the mechanism.
Or you can remove the side trim altogether (though you'll probably need to remove the tail light plastic cover to ease your job).
Apparently it's a common fault, remove the mech and grease then replace or use copious amounts of WD40 on it.

(Info pinched from TalkFord, but i have heard of this problem from the mechanics that maintain our work vehicles)
hi i worked in bodyshop and endless strip downs on these easy accses remove rear light u can see the mech in behind ,the lock is a thin black spring loaded plunger if u pull it the flap will open it might be the end of plunger broke so its not remove it if you look inside flap on left,where plunger is you see 4 little tiny holes get a flat blade screwdriver in 1 of holes and knock it downwards,it will undo then side it out wards over filler kneck its lit 5 min job hope this helps
Thanks chaps,
it seems the bit that retracts behind the flap is not quite going far enough when you pull the lever, I will do some science to it!

Thanks for the replies.
Take care,
think outter sleave is held on by clip so just check it hasnt slipped

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