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1990 toyota 4 runner smelling gas.

I could smell the gas inside the car when the engine is running even when doors and windows are closed. do you have any idea where it is coming from?

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Thank you for allowing me to assist you with your problem.
My experience with this particular issue leads me to believe that you probably have a rusted fuel line or lines at the top of the fuel tank, assuming that the fuel lines are OK under the vehicle. This is a very common problem. There is a bracket there that holds the fuel pump inside the tank, and the fuel lines that are welded to the top of this device are wont to develop pin-holes over time and age. Very noticable when driving, most likely the line going to the engine is the culprit. Get under the vehicle and see if there is wetness at the top of the tank. If so, you will need to drop the fuel tank and replace the fuel pump bracket. I hope that this helps you solve your problem.

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