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post #1 of 25 Old 05-22-2009, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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Lost keys, had key to locking gas cap, what do I do!!!!????

Hey so like a moron, I lost my keys tonight. Unfortunately for me, my gas cap key was on it. I have no idea where to go from here. Locksmith maybe to get the gas cap off, but can I replace it with a normal gas cap? Can I buy replacement jeep gas caps? Any ideas? Any thoughts are appreciated, thanks a lot.

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post #2 of 25 Old 05-23-2009, 12:24 AM
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You can go to any auto parts store and find a new gas cap. Locking or non locking and it should be under 10 bucks
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post #3 of 25 Old 05-23-2009, 06:21 AM
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Buy a new gas cap. Have a locksmith remove the old cap or start drilling, the tumblers are brass and drill easy just dont break the bit off in there. After you drill the key hole a while you can use a screw driver to turn the lock.
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post #4 of 25 Old 05-23-2009, 07:32 AM
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Just stick a flat tipped screw driver in. Most times that works without drilling.
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post #5 of 25 Old 05-23-2009, 07:37 AM
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You can get to the filler neck from underneath pretty easily. Remove the hoses, unscrew the black plastic trim piece behind the license plate, and pull it and the neck out. Then you can either get a new/used filler neck or try some of the methods already suggested without fear of getting stuff in the tank.

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You can get to the filler neck from underneath pretty easily. Remove the hoses, unscrew the black plastic trim piece behind the license plate, and pull it and the neck out. Then you can either get a new/used filler neck or try some of the methods already suggested without fear of getting stuff in the tank.
just about to suggest that. id take that route.

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post #7 of 25 Old 05-23-2009, 10:59 AM
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If its a plastic locking cap, a claw hammer makes short work of it.

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post #8 of 25 Old 05-23-2009, 11:29 AM
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You can get to the filler neck from underneath pretty easily. Remove the hoses, unscrew the black plastic trim piece behind the license plate, and pull it and the neck out. Then you can either get a new/used filler neck or try some of the methods already suggested without fear of getting stuff in the tank.
I would go this route first either way... don't want to be cutting / drilling and have shavings fall into your gas. It will make short work of your fuel filter.

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post #9 of 25 Old 05-23-2009, 01:26 PM
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The cap is sealed on the bottom. You dont even have to drill that deep. So no shavings going in,. hell the dirt and crude from taking the hose off is more likely to fall into the tank. Jam a screwdriver in and twist. those locking caps are meant to keep the honest guy out. The locking tabs are weak and will bend when you turn it with the driver in it. I just took one off last week. the top part of mine came off and I was able to slide a flat tip in and pop it loose.
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post #10 of 25 Old 05-23-2009, 01:58 PM
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hey while the filler is already out... you could just put a TJ filler in there and put it on the side. nice mod. no more gas nozzles flying back at you.

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post #11 of 25 Old 05-23-2009, 03:07 PM
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Does the cap just spin when you try to turn it? (I never had one, don't know.) If so, just drill through the top off to the side, but so the drill would still be heading into the pipe, and put a nail into the hole (or leave the drill bit in). The outer cap should then be 'pinned' to the inner threaded plug and both just turn out.

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Does the cap just spin when you try to turn it? (I never had one, don't know.) If so, just drill through the top off to the side, but so the drill would still be heading into the pipe, and put a nail into the hole (or leave the drill bit in). The outer cap should then be 'pinned' to the inner threaded plug and both just turn out.
Nice idea. If I ever loose the key to mine I might try it.
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post #13 of 25 Old 05-23-2009, 07:01 PM
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I had this problem once when my father bought a truck from an auction. I studied it for a while, and was able to turn if off with no key. I simply just pressed hard on the cap and turned it left at the same time, kinda like those child proof caps. Give it a shot, it might work.
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I use to work at advance auto and we had many people do this. Most of them are keyed alike so just go and ask to try a few keys to see if it unlocked. People would get so pissed bc they were keyed alike but its just a thought for you to try. Seen it work alot of times.

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post #15 of 25 Old 05-26-2009, 05:28 PM
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I wonder if the OP blew himself up

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