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First start up, oder of gas and exhaust fumes

Every day, the initial start up of the day. I smell fumes. Only for a few minutes. The the oder is gone. Would this be the charcole filter canister?

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Probably one of your exhaust manifolds,I just had my right side one replaced this summer in my 1998 Mountaineer 5.0,basically the Mountaineer is the same as an Explorer.The same can happen with the V-6 model.the repair is around $325,depending where your shop buys the replacement manifold.You can find them on e-Bay,I just didn't want to deal with the rusty manifold bolts possibly breaking off,having to drill them out etc,etc.Have it done and it's their problem! Do yourself a favor get a quote first,I saved $75 by checking out a few different shops.Unless you have a THICK wallet don't take it to the dealer.

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