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Old 03-06-2003, 09:39 AM   #1
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Lately I've noticed a gas smell coming from the rear of my car.

Not from inside, but outside. I notice it mostly after the car has been driven. Could it be a leaky gas cap? Or something else? Any ideas?

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Lately I've noticed a gas smell coming from the rear of my car.

Not from inside, but outside. I notice it mostly after the car has been driven. Could it be a leaky gas cap? Or something else? Any ideas?

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It is probably your gas lines. These tend to rot out over time, and I just had this problem with my '95. Usually if you bend down you can get a good look at the lines and see where it is leaking. This isn't something you want to mess around with - my gas lines were leaking right over my exhuast, and was a potential fire hazard.
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How'* your fuel mileage? Any worse than 3 months ago or so?
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My mileage is a little lower then usual I think.

The smell is defeniately coming from under the car, it'* getting stronger...

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I took my car in to have somebody check it out...

rotted sending unit =( ...600 dollars (US) =(
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I took my car in to have somebody check it out...

rotted sending unit =( ...600 dollars (US) =(
That'* what I figured, that'* what happened with mine...only I didn't pay $600 US....I paid $300 CDN.I got mine from UAP...don't know if they have that in the states, but check there.
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