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Johan VlagsmaJohan Vlagsma
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It has been a while but the fuel door cable and motor have been replaced a few days ago. I used the inner cable only and left the outer mantle in place. The descriptions above are pretty accurate. The old motor does work but seems less strong, anyway replaced it as I had one available. Lubricated the pin and lined up things and that helped also. At the same time also replaced the inner cable for the rear trunklid. It had a few broken strands because it pulls in a tight radius over sharp edges. I put 2 tie wraps there to avoid breaking the cable. Also routed the outer cable better with a less sharp bend from side to back of the car so it moves more freely. Another small job done 🙂