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Old 12-30-2007, 05:51 PM   #1
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I know this is qualified as a dumb question. But I just can't take off the cap from my 2000 regal LS by turning it counter clock wise.

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Are you pushing down when turning it? You must push it down when turning it, otherwise it will not come off.
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It'* child proof, push down with the heal of your hand and turn. Place a rag over it when you do this, always a good habit. If it'* hot this will help protect your hand. It only takes one boil over to convince you.
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On most of these, you have to push down with a good bit of force while turning counter-clockwise to get past the spring lock, hence the advice to use the heel of your hand. That'* how I do 'em, too. If you wait until it is cold, it is safer, and you can use your bare hand which may be less likely to slip than if you use a rag. Something to improve friction between your clean, dry hand and the clean, dry cap might be nice - like one of those soft (silicone?) rubber cap snafflers used to help remove tight jar lids.
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Thanks, I got it. Actually I see some build up on the old cap, so I replaced it with a stant lever cap.
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