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Old 07-31-2006, 10:44 AM   #1
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Hey all,
my folks 92 bonneville spring for the gas door broke and now the door won't stay closed going down the road. How do i go about replacing that spring? It looks like a goofy shaped thing. Can i get one at the Pontiac dealership or were would i find that?
thanks very much, for your help guys.

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You can't just repair the spring. You have to replace the entire gas door assembly.

Remove the plastic boot at the filler neck. And behind the hinge you'll feel the two nuts screwed onto the studs of the hinge assembly. Remove those nuts and the gas door assembly will come out.

Pick up a "new" one from a junk yard or buy a brand new one and paint to match from www.gmpartsdirect.com.
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I had the same problem with my 92 SSEI. Being cheap, I went to my local Radio Shack and bought a five pack of 1/2" magnets ($1.89): http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=search

Get some gel style super glue and some kind of degreaser or alchohol. Clean the inside outer edge of your gas door. Also clean the inside area next to your filler tube.

You need just two of the 1/2" magnets. Clean them and position them next to the filler tube (body side) and close the gas door to see how well they fit and close. On my car, the magnets (from top to botton...are separated by a couple of inches). Once you get the position right, just apply a little gel super glue and stick them on (body side).

The magnets are just the right thickness so the door closes flush with the body. The only drawback is when you go to fill up. The door will flap around since the spring is broken. Still, it'* a small price to pay to keep the gas door shut while driving down the road. Going through a car wash or flying down the road at 80...no problems!

After five years, the magnets are still stuck on...


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Hey thanks much, guys,
my local auto salvage places says he has several for $10 - you remove, so i am going to go visit him and see if i can find a good one. Otherwise i like the magnet idea. I will see if i can't find anythi8ng at the salvage yard i will probably do that so it stays closed.
thanks again, all.

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