2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Gas fill line

Tiny
MEBOEHM18
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  • 2006 CHEVROLET COBALT
  • 2.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 136,000 MILES
A tow rope got wrapped around the gas fill line to pull my car out of a ditch. The gas fill line got pulled off my car completely and is dragging the ground. Is it safe to drive? Can I fix it myself? Do I need a new part? Is this an expensive fix?
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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 AT 6:51 PM

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Tiny
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For some reason you must think I can see it. You tell me whether the pipe is pulled out of the gas tank and gas fumes are leaking out. I don't know of any part dragging on the ground that is safe. Do you know what happens with sparks and gas fumes? You tell me if the pipe's mounting screws are torn out of the sheet metal, and if it's bent or crushed. I don't even want to know how someone could reach up in the well-protected and inaccessible area to wrap a tow rope around a pipe that is so hard to get to. There isn't much for sturdy suspension parts to speak of on your car so straps and chains need to be hooked to something strong enough that wont bend or twist, and there's nothing like that near the fill tube. If there is any sheet metal damage involved, the people at any body shop will inspect the damage and give you a written estimate. My guess is it's not the fill tube, but some part of the suspension that was torn loose. Either way, you need a live person to look at it and tell you what parts and repairs are needed.
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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 AT 7:16 PM
Tiny
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You are incredibly rude. I am fully aware of what happens with gas fumes and sparks. There is a hose laying on the ground coming out of the right rear of the car. There is a clamp on the end of the hose.

I don't want to know how you got involved in customer service being as rude as you are. You and condescending and arrogant.
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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 AT 7:31 PM
Tiny
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Stop and think for a minute. Exactly what kind of answer were you expecting? We can't see it. We don't know what part is dragging? YOU said it's the fuel tube and you have to ask if it's safe to drive like that? Of course I appear arrogant, (which is the exact opposite of my nature), because I have common sense. Instead of rolling my eyes at questions like these that no one could possibly answer, I might as well have a little fun.

Now go and find a live person who will crawl underneath to see what the part is, what else was damaged, how in the heck it could get damaged, whether it's a safety issue or the car is safe to drive, and what it will take to fix it, both in parts and cost. No one on any web site is going to be able to answer your questions, and no professional is going to tell you it's safe to drive if there's a chance you're going to get blown up, at least no one who has your best interest at heart, like I do.
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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 AT 7:52 PM

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