I think there's a little spring that commonly goes on the door mech. Go to the dealer for the spring.
When I was buying my '97 it was broke and they fixed it.
I don't know how it's installed...I've never looked.
On my 98 Camry (Gen4), there's a bent piece of metal (the 'spring') attached to the fuel door close to the hinges. I've had to bend mine back out a few times over the years, but it still works just fine.
If the problem you're having is that the cable to the latch is loose, that should be pretty easy to tighten.
On further inspection, I found that the spring is broken off the gas door, (plastic) I found a large stainless steel paper clip not sure whats it called not like a regular clip, anyway, I cut a 2" piece of it and bent it like an "A" I then forced one side of the clip inbetween the remaining plastic on the gas door, and the gas door itself, vertically, which created a spring, sucker works good now, pops right open when the latch is pulled. Daughters happy now!! Thanks, Fever and Riggs for the heads up on the spring thang. total cost of repair Zero, and no visit to the rip off stealership!!!!!:lol: :lol:
I hate to bring back an old thread, but this one contained some good info. I'm currently having the same problem, does anyone have a pic of what the gas door looks like when it's open? I'm especially interested in the hinge and seeing how I can defeat it with a credit card...
P.S. I'm on Empty, and now I can't get my stupid gas cap door to open - what a day!
Its easy to open with a credit, just insert it in the right middle kinda bend it back like pry it open.........the plastic spring is broken off. its in the middle left of the door (or was) If my daugher comes by I'll try to get you a pic of how I fixed hers!