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    Default Gas Door Failure

    Did anyone else run into this dilemma with their gas door pull cord.

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    I went to put Sta-Bil in the gas tank and pulled on the gas door cord and it broke.

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    Yep. Pretty common. About half the ones I've owned were broken.

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    Yeah. I'm screwed when the lock solenoid fails!

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    I have the same issue. Its on my to do list in the spring.a

    1988 T/C body with a 5.0 transplant. Motor has a Vortech V-2 supercharger, Edlebrock Performer RPM II intake, heads, FRPP F-303 cam, Comp Cams roller rockers, Power Pipe, LMAF, full Mac exhaust, lowered, Koni's, 5 lug conversion, Cobra wheels, 13" Cobra brakes, etc.
    Dynoed 446 horse/409 torque at the wheels.
    2003 Tenth Anniversary Cobra Convertible. 1 of 369 Torch Red made.
    2012 F-250 Lariat Crew Cab 6.7 Powerstroke.

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    This is how I fixed my dilemma for under four dollars.
    I bought a 1/16" cable around 20" long and the garage hardware at the local Ace hardware store.

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    I really wanted the plastic coated cable but couldn't find any.
    Measured the old plastic cord against the cable and added an inch and clamped the hardware to the cable.
    Used my Dremel to grind down the stop end to fit inside the plastic part.
    Works good and the cable will probably outlast the car. lol
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    Brilliant!

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    That's a good fix. I broke mine not too long ago.
    It's Gumby's fault.

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