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Toyota previa petrol smell

Intermitent smell of petrol i have checked tank filter fuel lines also checked for obviouse signs but cant find leak smells worse when doin 30mph and windows open please help

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  • POLAKKNOWS May 11, 2010

    Gas smell - it's a red flag - ALWAYS ! Check it again. How old is your van ? Where smell is the worst - back or front ? Gasoline evaporates quickly so if it's small leak it may be hard to locate. Hot engine compartment help gas envaporate fast . On other hand gas tank is in the rear of the van and gas pump is located on the top of it - another possible place to look for a leak but gas can sit on the top of the tank.
    To be on the safe side I would find auto shop where they can give you free estimate on locating the smell and fixing the leak

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    toyota corona 1991 where is the fuel pump its not in the petrol tank?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    strong petrol smell on my opel corsa,cant find the leak



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I had similar problem some months ago it turned out to be the pipe under wheel arch (corroded) where cap filler is.
my problem was solved by replacing pipe which is connected to rubber pipe fixed to tank and filler hose from filler cap.
tools neede llong large cross head screwdriver, small socket set ( 12 mm , 13mm , 14mm) 150 mm extension bar. to remove bracket bolts
possibly some new pipe clips as others may be corroded.
you will need to jack up car and remove wheel to gain access.
took me about 1 hr, somebody with competent DIY skills should be able to deal in couple of hrs
check with dealer as there are two different pipes on different models one is longer.
my one was the one with the piggybacked overflow pipe.
small hands are advantage

Posted on Oct 21, 2008


This seems to be a problem with fuel lines they have been known to corrode and the flexy sections perrish the lines are hard to get at ihave heard of a quote at dealer of 250! .

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