Discovery II Fuel Door Repair? Clip? Latch?

neuropathy

Active member
Mar 20, 2019
34
1
Santa Barbara, CA
Does anyone have a good replacement part for this grommet? I looked through parts at the hardware store and didn’t find anything my Goldilocks D2 would find suitable - everything was too big, too small, or wasn’t a double flange design. Does anyone know how to properly describe this part? Rubber grommet, double flange? Something like in the image below would be great, as long as it’s the right size. It needs to fit into the hold in the car’s sheet metal and the hole in the grommet needs to be just the right size to allow the pin to move freely, while preventing it from getting lost inside the car’s body. If I find a suitable part, I’ll link it here, but if anyone has a good replacement, please share.57096
 

neuropathy

Active member
Mar 20, 2019
34
1
Santa Barbara, CA
Is this the right part? ALR8770

What are the parts on the sides of the seal in the center? It looks like the part in the center doesn’t have a hole all the way through it, though it could be the photo.

This is the grommet that goes onto the actuator pole to hold it in the correct position in the car’s body?

Any alternative parts that work from a D1 or another model?

Can someone measure their grommet and the hole in it? I might have to just make something.

57388
 

neuropathy

Active member
Mar 20, 2019
34
1
Santa Barbara, CA
This is how I dealt with the grommet issue - bought this part at Home Depot for $2 (2 Pack) and shoved it in there, which took some work and the help of a very small flathead screwdriver. The hole in the body where the actuator solenoid pin sticks out is about 3/8”. This grommet holds the pin well and it works very well. The clip on the fuel door has no problem grabbing it easily each them and letting it loose. The pin doesn’t get lost behind the sheet metal body anymore. There are grommets you can buy online (maybe one that’s about 3/8-1/2”) and you can punch a hole through it if it’s a blank grommet. There are grommet sets on eBay for about $8.



 

bendts

Well-known member
Callsign: N0WTR
Jan 27, 2015
184
1
Farmland
My door was basicly flspping in the wind for a couple years. finally bought the little plastic clip thing that is supposed to be there from RN. upon install it broke almost instantly. i was able to secure it with a tiny sheetmetal screw. So far ok. if ot breaks again the door is coming off.