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Unread 06-22-2013, 09:55 AM   #1
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This is a picture of my boat gas cap, but the concept is the same for any gas cap for your jeep. If your cap is not tethered to the jeep, place the cap on the pump, where you will be forced to move it to replace the pump handle.

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Unread 06-25-2013, 05:40 PM   #2
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I generally leave the keys in my cap, which means I can't start the jeep without putting the cap back on and removing the keys.
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Unread 07-10-2013, 11:38 PM   #3
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Just get a locking cap. Works every time!
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Unread 07-13-2013, 09:21 AM   #4
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Wallmart sells rags in bulk. Throw the bag in the back and no big deal if you lose one.
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Unread 07-14-2013, 10:39 PM   #5
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i think on most cherokees, on the door for the gas cap has something to hold the gas cap while refueling
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Unread 07-18-2013, 11:08 AM   #6
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^ what he said



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Unread 07-24-2013, 12:16 PM   #7
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^ what he said


That's what that is!? Mines not folded out so I have always wondered what that thingy was! My whole life has changed!
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Unread 08-19-2013, 01:55 AM   #8
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I have an 96 ZJ and it doesn't have one.
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Unread 09-20-2013, 10:52 AM   #9
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you could make a little tether-chain/cord or grab one off of a ford ranger at a junk yard
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Unread 09-24-2013, 08:12 PM   #10
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Just get a locking cap. Works every time!
totally agree with you locking cap works like magic every time for me too!!!
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Unread 10-22-2013, 09:59 PM   #11
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I have a slim gas cap so I just but it in my pocket so I dot put it on my roof and forget it.
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Unread 10-23-2013, 03:38 AM   #12
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Take a fishing leader screw one end to the top of the cap and the other end to the vehicle, sometimes you can even use one of the fuel door screws.
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Unread 10-26-2013, 05:39 AM   #13
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This is a picture of my boat gas cap, but the concept is the same for any gas cap for your jeep. If your cap is not tethered to the jeep, place the cap on the pump, where you will be forced to move it to replace the pump handle.
I like that! Lost many a cap over the years. Going to start doing this today!!
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Unread 11-06-2013, 05:21 PM   #14
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Lol the first day I bought my jeep I was getting gas at like 10 at night and I put the cap on the roof and forgot I there and when I drove off I stopped and it slid don't and rolled down my hood and right into the middle of the main road lol it took my like 20 minutes to find it in the dark and it landed right on the yellow lines..
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Unread 11-06-2013, 06:08 PM   #15
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Fold down the plate -- use the small 6" bungie on the back of the plate to hold it down - place the locking cap on it ----
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