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2003 C230 Gas Cap won’t screw on!

I have a 2003 C230 Coupe. Recently something happened to my gas cap now it will not screw back on correctly. It will not line-up and screw on as it is supposed to. Any help would be appreciated.
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Probably the same thing that happened to mine. The metal "ears" came out of the plastic piece below it and shifted to the other depression.

You can take a pair of pliers and rotate the plastic piece back to the original position. but the next time you loosen the cap, it will come out of the depression and you won't get the cap back on.

You need a new cap, one without the plastic piece.

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