How do i remove a gas cap that has a key broken off in the lock?

Asked by Mar 18, 2015 at 10:55 AM about the 1989 Buick Century Custom Sedan FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When i got my car i was able to
pump fuel in it a few times because i
could easily remove the gas cap
even though there was (is) a key
broken off in the lock. Now i am
getting close to only having an eighth
of a tank of gasoline left and i tried to
remove the cap the other day and it
will not come off, it feels as if it were
stripped or something likewise.
Please help!

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So it finally locked itself- why did you not just go to AutoZone and buy a regular cap when you had the chance? Oh well, now you will have to deal with it- there is no answer I can give that will be a quick, easy solution- just try to butcher it off by breaking it apart- but don't damage the filler neck-

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