Re: GTV Fuel cap stays open
I took this a bit more serioulsy, i.e. technical obseravtions and found the following.
I changed over the solenoids and as expected the boot solenoid still opened the fuel cap but it still stuck in the open position. Therefore nothing wrong with the solenoids.
I then left the cap open while the car was parked in the drive ot see if time, helped the lacth to emerge. I hadnt doen this previously as when i drove away fromt he petrol stations the l;atch would come out so i didnt know if it was to do with the car moving or time, I can now confirm its not to do with time becasue the car sat in my drive for a whole day with the latch stuck and it did not come out.
However, as soon as I drove to my mates house, ten mins away, the lacth released and i was able to shut the fuel cap again.
So does anyone have any ideas based on that diagnosis ? Something to do woth the vehicle moving ? the solenoid works fine, i can see that latch being pulled in as i press the button, it just doesnt want to come out. Someone recommended sparying with silicon spray, i didnt have silicone spray but did have some WD40 which i thoroughly sprayed into latch. Did not help. HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ill be very grateful to the person who can help me solve this problem.