Fuel door issues

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by BcExplorer, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. BcExplorer

    BcExplorer Well-Known Member

    Just curious as this was my 2nd winter with my Tacoma on the roads. It appears as if the hinge on my fuel door has seized and doesn't open and close nice anymore. Over the last month it has been getting tighter and tighter until finally it broke today at the gas station. Anyone else notice a sticky hinge? Screenshot_20190610-194613_Photos.jpeg
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  3. texasred

    texasred Well-Known Member

    Liquid graphite. Spray in the seams of the hinges. Don’t overdo. Work it back and forth a little, then keep up with a small shot, working, etc.
  4. Coyote501

    Coyote501 Active Member

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  5. OP

    BcExplorer Well-Known Member

    I think you two missed when I wrote that today it broke. I even posted a picture of the hinge with the fuel door broken off??? I don't want to be coming off as some kind of a jerk or an a-hole, but why do people post reply without understanding what was actually posted?
  6. Invert

    Invert Member

    Dude that blows... trip to Toyota. I'm in the lower mainland BC, haven't noticed any sticking of my fuel door on my 2017 but I'll be taking a look at the hinges now!
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  7. Malicious Mike

    Malicious Mike Well-Known Member

    Haven't even touched my fuel door yet. Not looking forward to filling up the tank, after getting used to $30ish fill-ups with the Jeep Compass. I am, however, looking forward to getting thru an entire work week, without having to stop for gas on Wednesday or Thursday.
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  8. Malicious Mike

    Malicious Mike Well-Known Member

    I think people see posts of problems like yours and respond with what could have prevented it. It's too late for you, but it's an eye opener for everyone else who may be experiencing the signs you described. Don't take offense...your post has value for other people.
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  9. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    I havent had any sticking in my hinge, but if I do notice any I'll be sure to spray some lube on it. Maybe some WD-40 or graphite as mentioned above so it doesn't break.o_O Thanks for the tip.
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  10. texasred

    texasred Well-Known Member

    I saw what you posted just fine. I was throwing that out if anyone else has the problem.
    Sorry if you took offense at advise since you didn’t seem to know what to do to start with.
  11. Ruggybuggy

    Ruggybuggy Active Member

    It was also a comon problem of the 2nd gen as well. Where do you get the truck serviced? As part of the service the door hinges and fuel door are lubed with Toyota spray grease. You can buy a new door but will have to paint it. Then come in black primer.
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  12. cape cruiser

    cape cruiser Member

    Free up the hinge with rust cutter and get the hinge welded back to the pin
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  13. OP

    BcExplorer Well-Known Member

    I'm getting it replaced under warranty. So the issue is being resolved. I was just curious if anyone else was having these issues. If you drive a lot in the snow keep an eye out for it. Our winter is about 4-5 monthes out of the year. And about 3-5 feet of average snowfall.
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  14. arm76

    arm76 Well-Known Member

    Yes, I can attest to this. Works great in door locks and pad locks, too.

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  15. arm76

    arm76 Well-Known Member

    Doesn't look off to me.

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  16. Nitroeye

    Nitroeye New Member

    Ugh, just replaced the fuel door on my 2013 Sienna for the same problem.
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