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Old 31 May 2004, 08:47 am
Bill
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Default Accord Fuel Door

On my 1993 Accord the fuel door will no longer open using the lever in the
car. When I pull the lever the lock does retreat enough to allow the door to
open. What is lacking is the spring that the door had to pop free of the
lock so it can be opened by hand. I can`t find any diagram of the door
mechanism to see if something is missing. I don`t see any place that a
spring or something similar is missing that would give the door its ablity
to pop open. Any ideas would help.

Thanks,
Bill


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Old 31 May 2004, 12:06 pm
tomb
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Default Re: Accord Fuel Door

Bill wrote:
| On my 1993 Accord the fuel door will no longer open using the lever
| in the car. When I pull the lever the lock does retreat enough to
| allow the door to open. What is lacking is the spring that the door
| had to pop free of the lock so it can be opened by hand.

I've seen a Camry that had *exactly* the same problem. Caused me to look at
that mechanism a bit more closely; it appears to be the same on the Camry,
Corolla and Civic, so presumably it's the same on your Accord as well.

The spring that's missing is a narrow, flat piece of metal that was probably
mounted on a plastic holder on the fuel door, on the side where the hinge
is, centered from top down.

| I can`t
| find any diagram of the door mechanism to see if something is
| missing. I don`t see any place that a spring or something similar is
| missing that would give the door its ablity to pop open. Any ideas
| would help.

What we did with the Camry was to get a few regular springs of the right
size and just attach them to the various parts of metal on the door, so the
door would be spring-loaded to open up. That works pretty well


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Old 31 May 2004, 12:30 pm
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Default Re: Accord Fuel Door

Like the other poster said it is usually a flat piece of metal, bent a
little bit. You could use a compressible piece of foam stuck to the back of
the door. When you release the door the foam will spring back a little
opening the door for your. I would opt to fix it the original way. That is
how cars turn into pieces of junk. Things start getting rigged, one by one,
and then you have a piece of junk car.

CaptainKrunch


"Bill" <noway@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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> On my 1993 Accord the fuel door will no longer open using the lever in the
> car. When I pull the lever the lock does retreat enough to allow the door

to
> open. What is lacking is the spring that the door had to pop free of the
> lock so it can be opened by hand. I can`t find any diagram of the door
> mechanism to see if something is missing. I don`t see any place that a
> spring or something similar is missing that would give the door its ablity
> to pop open. Any ideas would help.
>
> Thanks,
> Bill
>
>



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Old 31 May 2004, 12:56 pm
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Default Re: Accord Fuel Door

Bill wrote:
> On my 1993 Accord the fuel door will no longer open using the lever in the
> car. When I pull the lever the lock does retreat enough to allow the door to
> open. What is lacking is the spring that the door had to pop free of the
> lock so it can be opened by hand. I can`t find any diagram of the door
> mechanism to see if something is missing. I don`t see any place that a
> spring or something similar is missing that would give the door its ablity
> to pop open. Any ideas would help.
>
> Thanks,
> Bill
>
>++++++++++++++++


Bill,

Have you checked to see if the hinges aren't just rusty? Our (used)
Odyssey was rusty around the hinges and it took a bit of oil / wiggle
/oil / wiggle to get it to loosen up. Now it pops open perfectly.

'Curly'




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Old 31 May 2004, 08:02 pm
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Default Re: Accord Fuel Door

Thanks for the helpful info. A small spring sounds like a good idea.


Bill

"tomb" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
news:2i16vjFhp1itU1@uni-berlin.de...
> Bill wrote:
> | On my 1993 Accord the fuel door will no longer open using the lever
> | in the car. When I pull the lever the lock does retreat enough to
> | allow the door to open. What is lacking is the spring that the door
> | had to pop free of the lock so it can be opened by hand.
>
> I've seen a Camry that had *exactly* the same problem. Caused me to look

at
> that mechanism a bit more closely; it appears to be the same on the Camry,
> Corolla and Civic, so presumably it's the same on your Accord as well.
>
> The spring that's missing is a narrow, flat piece of metal that was

probably
> mounted on a plastic holder on the fuel door, on the side where the hinge
> is, centered from top down.
>
> | I can`t
> | find any diagram of the door mechanism to see if something is
> | missing. I don`t see any place that a spring or something similar is
> | missing that would give the door its ablity to pop open. Any ideas
> | would help.
>
> What we did with the Camry was to get a few regular springs of the right
> size and just attach them to the various parts of metal on the door, so

the
> door would be spring-loaded to open up. That works pretty well
>
>



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Old 02 Jun 2004, 07:01 am
Jafir Elkurd
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Default Re: Accord Fuel Door

There is a small spring there already (or should be). By the hinge there
should be a clipped on piece of spring steel. Some times it comes loose and
falls off when you open the door.

"Bill" <noway@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
news:1J4vc.250$F2.203@bignews6.bellsouth.net...
> Thanks for the helpful info. A small spring sounds like a good idea.
>
>
> Bill
>
> "tomb" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
> news:2i16vjFhp1itU1@uni-berlin.de...
> > Bill wrote:
> > | On my 1993 Accord the fuel door will no longer open using the lever
> > | in the car. When I pull the lever the lock does retreat enough to
> > | allow the door to open. What is lacking is the spring that the door
> > | had to pop free of the lock so it can be opened by hand.
> >
> > I've seen a Camry that had *exactly* the same problem. Caused me to look

> at
> > that mechanism a bit more closely; it appears to be the same on the

Camry,
> > Corolla and Civic, so presumably it's the same on your Accord as well.
> >
> > The spring that's missing is a narrow, flat piece of metal that was

> probably
> > mounted on a plastic holder on the fuel door, on the side where the

hinge
> > is, centered from top down.
> >
> > | I can`t
> > | find any diagram of the door mechanism to see if something is
> > | missing. I don`t see any place that a spring or something similar is
> > | missing that would give the door its ablity to pop open. Any ideas
> > | would help.
> >
> > What we did with the Camry was to get a few regular springs of the right
> > size and just attach them to the various parts of metal on the door, so

> the
> > door would be spring-loaded to open up. That works pretty well
> >
> >

>
>



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