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1994 ford taurus

I have a 1994 ford taurus, 3.0 6cylinder, EFI. About 6 mos. ago I started smelling raw gas fumes. It is coming from the top of the fuel tank, not from the fuel pump gasket, but the smaller hole that connects the fuel vapor line that runs from the charcoal canister. Now the problem that started about 2 mos. ago is that sometimes when the engine is hot (normal operating temp.) it won't start after being shut off. I let it cool some and it will start, but it will knock, and backfire some. It acts like the fuel is too lean or too rich, then it will line itself out. It used to only take about 15 min or so to cool and start, but now it is getting progressivly longer. I have changed all of the obvious, plugs, wires, pcv valve, air filter, fuel filter, cap, rotor, etc. I don't know if this might be related to the raw gas smell or not. Please help if you can, I'm at my wits end with this. Thank you, Roger Banks.

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  • rbanks518 Oct 06, 2008

    So is that what causes the fuel to leak from the tank?

  • rbanks518 Oct 06, 2008

    Thank you for your time. I really appreciate it. I'll let you know if that fixes it. Again, thank you.

  • rbanks518 Oct 06, 2008

    Is there another name for the crank sensor?

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Sorry, I gave you the wrong name of the part you're looking for. You're car doesn't have a crank sensor. What you need to pick up is a camshaft position sensor. It's located where the distributor would normally be on your engine.

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Replace the crank sensor on your car. The crank sensor tells when the plugs should fire. When it decides to go bad, the cylinders will overly fuel themselves because it's not firing at the right time creating your fuel smell.

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    Lee Quiroz Oct 06, 2008

    Either the rubber filler hose is getting worn out or there's not a good seal at the top of the tank where the access to the fuel pump is. It's just a rubber "O" ring there.

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