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Gas leak have 1988 fox sedan , was getting strong gas smell,today noticed that big spot on ground just under read seat on pasanger side, could this be gas line, and if so can i repair or is this a dealer part thanks ken

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  • 88 fox Mar 19, 2009

    same car same problem


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It is likely the rubber hoses that go between the fuel acumulator, fuel pump, and fuel filter.
Easy fix.
Be sure to use the proper size of neoprene fuel line designed for high pressure fuel injection systems.

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You can buy the fuel pipes and if you are handy with tools, you should be able to do the repairs. Source the pipes from motor factors.

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