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Old 01-09-2010, 09:43 PM   #1
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I'm hoping someone can help me out with this. I have a 96 SE with 108K. I noticed a gas smell outside and inside the car this morning. The car starts fine and I have no indicator lights on. I haven't seen any leaks under the car. The gas odor isn't as strong in the trunk; more noticeable in the front of the car.

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Check your fuel lines from the top of the engine, to the firewall and down while the engine is running.
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Thanks Mike. I'm gonna check in the morning plus it'* cold as all hell outside right now. I'll let you know what I find in case you run into this or can pass the info on.
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Also check the fuel line going to the fuel filter.

Another possible fuel smell area is up under your air cleaner box...the charcoal canister....check the vapor lines going in and out of it.
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Also check the fuel line going to the fuel filter.

Another possible fuel smell area is up under your air cleaner box...the charcoal canister....check the vapor lines going in and out of it.
That was next on my list, thanks for getting in my head Todd!
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Hey guys, thanks for all the suggestions. This morning before football, I got up and checked under the car before starting it up. Nothing. So I lifted the hood and looked with the flashlight to see if I could see anything. Nothing. So I turned ol girl on and gave it a minute, and started poking around. Found it in 30 seconds. Small drip from the lines going to engine. I tried to get a picture but couldn't really get a good image. I'm gonna try again at halftime.

By the way, I am a automotive tech student trying to learn all I can in addition to school. Plus, I'm trying to save myself and my husband a few bucks here and there on the way to master tech certification. Any tips, helpful hints, suggestions, or ideas will always be appreciated. I own a 93 toyota camry, 2000 isuzu trooper, and of course baby girl(96 Green Bonny). I do my own oil changes, filter replacements, and other minor R&M.

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Wow Symetri, job well done finding the leak!

Hats off to you for wanting to learn about the automotive field. You will truly enjoy being able to save more and more bucks as you said, the more you learn. So keep up the great work!

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