I just pulled into the garage and noticed a strong gasoline smell. My husband said he heard a sort of subtle "clanking" sound as I pulled in. I am afraid to start the car until the gas smell goes away. It drives fine, it has about 70,000 miles. I filled it up yesterday.
Pop the hood and check all the fueling lines, then check your gas tank and see if you just spilled some. Then check your exhaust pipes because you are probably running rich. You may need to change your spark plugs, or possibly a mass air flow sensor, or oxygen sensors. you should get either a vagcom to scan it or an OBD-II scanner.
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first of course is to look for leaks second, get the emissions and recirculation canister and related stuff looked at..be careful here because this could ultimately explode in the garage..park it outide if nessecary...and dont overfill the cars' tank,, too many people do this and get fuel inside all the overflow tubes..not a good thing.. fill until the hose turns off once and stop....good luck...
sorry ask a mechanic to have a look as it could be anything leaking from a hose to a water pump and everything inbetween ,cannot understand what possesed you to buy a petrol version though they are just jungle juice gobblers and at 10 dollars a gallon for petrol these sort of cars are not worth nothing here ,in the UK about a 1000pounds and not a lot more here in spain but a diesel ???? now your talking these fetch money
When my 94 SL1 had this problem turned out to be a bad MAP sensor. Could be another problem such as a leak in a line as well. You are throwing gasoline away, not burning it, get some mechanical attention ASAP.
I purchased a 93 Villager in 1999 and it developed a gasoline smell inside. The problem was the fuel filler hose / pipe that was covered by a manufacturer's recall. It was repaired by the Mercury dealer at no cost to me. You should contact the local Mercury dealer. This year Villager also had a problem with the crankshaft breaking, although they never had a recall for that problem, the crankshaft diameter was increased for the 94 and newer models.
do u have a check engine light on? do u overfill the tank? which is to say when the filler nozzle clicks off do u still try to put more fuel in? in any event u most likely have a overloaded carbon canister, pull the canister out and check it for gasoline saturation, the carbon canister is located under the car in a tray near the fuel tank.