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Burning excieive amount of gas, with a strong oder of gas,have no gas leaks

I own a 1996 jeep cherokee, it has been running pretty good up till a month ago, but now it runs rough and is burning a lot gas, it has strong smell of gas when it is running on the road and just sitting, I have checked for gas leaks and cannot find any. If you could head me the right direction as far as things to check it be appreciated.

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It sounds like the oxygen sensor in the exhaust you would be better of getting it plugged in to diagnostics

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1st thing to do is hook up a diagnostic monitor and see what the O2 sensors are doing and at the same time run a self test on the emission system for any trouble codes ( the dealer has this sophisticated test equip), if there is any kind of problem the check engine light should be on, this trucks electronic control system is very sensitive to any kind of malfunction. What is the fuel mileage? what engine do you have? are the tires properly inflated? low tire press eats gas. Let me know and we will try and sort this out.

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