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Strong gasoline smell when cold and wet weather.

I notice when it is cold or wet outside that I get a strong gasoline smell. The check engine light is on and it runs OK and it is intermittent.

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  • reapnsew Dec 07, 2008

    I have had the same problem for about a year now. I have had it in the shop 3 times they have replaced everything and it still does it. I have only had the car 4 years and have spend 2700 in replacements of what they said was causing this problem.

    let me know if you get a answer.

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The first thing to do is look under the car at the plastic canister the vaper recovery system it is in the rear some times it is coverd by a sheild the vacuume hoses are bad if you smell gas and that will turn the light on it works off a pressure senser on the tank check all the hoses

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Try this link:

http://www.kia-forums.com/1g-1994-2002-sportage/42050-gas-odor-comes-engine-compartment-when.html

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It sounds like a fuel leak somewhere. look all around all fuel lines, pressure check the gas cap, look under the hood and look for obvious signs of fuel leaking from injectors when running. if you have a check engine light, have a mechanic use a code reader to determine the cause of the light. shotgunning everything to solve a single problem is a waste of money and time. don't authorize repairs without knowing what is wrong. if your mechanic isn't sure but "thinks" it's this, find a better mechanic.

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