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348 gas cap solenoid

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by Oengus, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. Oengus

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    I was wondering if anybody has changed the gas cap solenoid for the gas cap door. I know that you have to remove the rear drivers side wheel and interior vendor housing. After that is it pretty straight forward or is there anything I need to look out for?

    Also, Im replacing the console button for the gas cap, any secrets I should be aware of.

    Thanks for you help.
    Chas
     
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  3. RF128706

    RF128706 Formula Junior

    Apr 8, 2004
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    Chas, no tips on your specific Q's I'm afraid, but am curious as to why you're changing these parts. Are you sure they are u/s ?

    On my 355 which is basically the same system I had an intermittent problem, totally cured by WD40. The plunger was gunked-up. The grease that's on there picks up dust etc. and just gets sticky.

    Just a thought.

    RF.
     
  4. Oengus

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    RF,
    my plunger is actually seized........won't even move with vice grips. The console button for some reason is just sitting in the square port, I can't seem to get it to snap into place. I thought it was broken so I just ordered a replacement. The replacement is axactly the same though..........I might be doing something wrong (good chance of that).

    Thx
    chas
     
  5. Janzen

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    How much of a pain in the a** is the solenoid replacement? Mine seized yesterday (at the gas station). Enjoyable driving around in a freshly detailed Ferrari with the fuel door open- received about a half dozen friendly reminders before I made it back to the house.
     
  6. ernie

    ernie Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Open your fuel flap and you'll see a big nut holding it in place. Remove that nut, disconnect the wire at the back, plug the new one back in, and screw the retaining nut back in place.
     
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  8. No Doubt

    No Doubt Six Time F1 World Champ
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    Man, if I remove the nut from my car, who'll be left to drive it?!
     
  9. Janzen

    Janzen Formula Junior

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    My thought exactly- ha
     
  10. ernie

    ernie Two Time F1 World Champ
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    HAHAHA!!!
     

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