Fuel Leak Near Rear Tire, Help!!
I notice the smell of gas whenever I walk near my car. This started about 2-3 days ago. I figured that I could not let this go untouched, and started to look for the leak. I figured I would start where the fuel filter is, since I just replaced it a few weeks ago and it might have come loose. I look under the car (under the passenger rear door where the filter is), and there is another gas line that runs next to the line with the fuel filter in it, and it is slowly leaking! It appears that there are a total of three lines that run along the passenger rocker flange. I don't know what this particular line is for (evap canister/emissions control maybe??), and I can see where it is leaking from (right where a mounting bracket is located near the rear passenger suspension assembly). Can I cut this and slide a rubber tube over it and clamp it down and hope the leak stops? Or is this a high pressure line with pressures over 45 psi? Please advise what I should do about this. I dont want my car to blow up or get .5 mpg because I am leaking gas. Thanks.