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348 spider fuel filler cap release

Discussion in '348/355' started by lee168, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. lee168

    lee168 Formula Junior
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    Dec 19, 2003
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    Eddie
    The fuel filler cap release button on the center console does not release the filler cap consistently on my 348 spider (I tried it with the engine running and the engine shut off). Is there an emergency release mechanism elsewhere other than the button on the console?

    Thanks in advance for your comments/input.
     
  2. elgin328

    elgin328 Formula 3

    Apr 11, 2004
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    Open rear deck lid.There's a release cable on the left side near the fuel door.
     
  3. lee168

    lee168 Formula Junior
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    THANKS! I found the release cable and appreciate your help.
     
  4. NYCFERRARIS

    NYCFERRARIS Formula Junior

    Mar 2, 2004
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    Hi, the cable release won't budge it, I got the fuel door open but now am looking for a fix and a new selenoid is $ 300!...any cheaper or used sources or can these be rebuilt? It is F- part number 60868600. it is really chessy to have the fuel filler door flapping open when driving, or worse, i have to use a feeler guage or piece of cardboard to open the door at the gas station...repeat the "plunger" is frozen in the "out" extended position so the cable pull is useless..
     
  5. Birdman

    Birdman F1 Veteran

    Jun 20, 2003
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    Remove it and see if it can be repaired. They are very simple devices.
     
  6. Ricambi America

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    Dec 7, 2003
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    Are you sure it's not the switch (push button) itself?
     
  7. MDshore348

    MDshore348 Formula 3

    Dec 24, 2004
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    i thinkthe metal contacts get corroded from not being used much , mine was a little sticky, a had to tap tap tap , and it would pop, now it works great everytime..knock on wood....
     

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