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Toyota Gas / Fuel Door Spring Replacement

Updated on April 18, 2013

New Fuel Door Spring

Toyota Fuel Door Spring
Toyota Fuel Door Spring

A common item that brakes with Toyotas is the Fuel Door Spring. This part is easy to replace and can be obtained for under $10. After the spring has been replaced, some light lubrication on the door hinge will allow the door to open and close with less effort.

Toyota Fuel Door Spring retention points
Toyota Fuel Door Spring retention points

The Fuel Door Spring Clip has two (2) retention points: one inside the door's lip and the other on the door's hinge pin.

Gas Door Clip Removal and Installation

Toyota Fuel Door Spring removal points
Toyota Fuel Door Spring removal points

If the door cannot be opened, have someone pull on the gas door release lever while using a plastic card (like credit card) to pry open the gas door.

With the door halfway open, position a small screwdriver in front of the clip's door hinge pin and pry the clip off the hinge pin. Then pull the rest of the clip off of the gas door's clip lip.

For installation, with the door half way open, slide the new clip partially within the door's clip lip while at the same time positioning the other end of the clip between the hinge and pin. Then push the pin completely onto the door and snap the reset of the clip on to the hinge pin.


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      Camry Cheapskate 5 years ago

      Great Posts - Thanks for putting in the effort to share with us.

      My 99 Camry has over 180,000 miles and is going strong.

      When my gas door spring broke it failed where the metal spring attaches to the plastic clip. I used some scrap plastic and PVC cement to reattach it. I intended this to be temporary but since it has continued to work I've never replaced it with the proper part.

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      hardlymoving 5 years ago from Memphis, TN

      Hey Camry Cheapskate ... whatever works.

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      Ernie 4 years ago

      Directions to install new spring were great.

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      hardlymoving 4 years ago from Memphis, TN


      Glad it worked out for you.

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      TCAM 3 years ago

      Are these springs only available through Toyota dealers and is there a

      part number to order by.



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      hardlymoving 3 years ago from Memphis, TN

      No. Click on the Amazon add for the item listed for $3.30. At a dealer, expect to pay around $10.

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