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Old 04-24-2006, 05:13 PM   #1
benu
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please help, petrol cap broken, what to do!?

Hi,

we have a Ford Escort, circa 1990. The key just broke in the petrol cap - the cap lock is broken.

What should/can I do?!

Can we drive without a proper cap?
Where can I get a new one? Do you think the old one can be repaired (the lock seems damaged).

Many Thanks,
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Old 04-24-2006, 05:47 PM   #2
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Hi,

we have a Ford Escort, circa 1990. The key just broke in the petrol cap - the cap lock is broken.

What should/can I do?!

Can we drive without a proper cap?
Where can I get a new one? Do you think the old one can be repaired (the lock seems damaged).

Many Thanks,
You can buy a replacement cap, beit a temperary cap that just pushes on, or a permenant cap that pushes on and twists to tighten. Or you could get a standard replacement with another key from a main dealer. I'm assuming the broken key is a seperate key to the ignition? which would mean that the above advice is valid!
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