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Why do I smell strong gas fumes while driveing and they are worse when i put down drivers side window

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SOURCE: fuel fume smell

the way i would check this is run the motor and look from front to back for any slight moisture spots doesnt take much to cause this problem after it runs for awile open the hood and smell could be a fuel line or injector leaking if you still cant find look in the throttle body for fuel build up could be regulator still dont see it u can purchase a black lite kit and flourecencent die and look with black lite. all over car

Posted on Sep 16, 2009

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SOURCE: strong smell of gas inside and outside the vehicle

there can either be a hole in the tank or in the carbon filter of the fuel system. or a bad seal on a hose leading to that Carbon filter. But assuming that the smel is stronger at the rearside, it is more likely to be an issue around the gas tank. Maybe if the belly 'sat' on a rock it could be even on the upper part of the tank(but not that likely, rather a joint again)

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Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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SOURCE: gas fumes inside and out side the car when it is hot outside

Try having the area that the hose was disconnected from steamed cleaned, or go to a car wash wash and spray the area. It might help, that is if you already haven't done so.

Posted on May 28, 2009

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exhaust gases collecting inside vehicle can be deadly.exhaust system should exit at rear of body,or at least to the outside[sidepipes]visit www.jcwhitney.com or an auto parts/muffler shop for pipes to route over the rear axle & out.check for leaks at connections,do not idle for long periods with windows closed until problem is resolved.

Posted on Oct 11, 2009

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SOURCE: fumes is coming out of the exhuust. strong smell

Does it smell like "rotten eggs" kind of a sulfur smell ?
Does it smell like "toxic high gasoline content.
One would be your emissions system, the other, fuel not "burning" properly.
Are you still getting good gas milage or have you noticed a change ?
Let me know.

Posted on Feb 06, 2010

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