Gas smell outside of car. unable to see any leaks, car runs fine
I have jacked the car up and looked at the gas lines, tank, filler tube and are unable to see any leak. Nothing looks clean as if gas was running down. The smell is intermitent. strong sometimes and very slight at other times. Does not seem to matter if tank 9is full or near empty.
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Re: gas smell outside of car. unable to see any leaks,...
Hows your gas milage or do you have any check engine lights come on?Usually if theres no leakage signs its an indication of the evap system leaking.That is recycling of the gas fumes.Its a vacuum system that is now manditory on cars.Thats usually rhe answer when theres no leaking happening.After driving awile open your gas cap,see if you get a vacuum sound when you open it.
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first after your car has been sitting over night move it then look at the driveway where it had been sitting if you see fresh fuel then look under the rear of the car to see if you see any fuel dripping,if you do get your car somewhere to get a mechanic look at as soon as possible..
There is a vent on some fuel tanks. As gas gets heated, either from the afternoon heat or from driving, it expands. If your tank is full or close to it, the vapors can escape through the filler tube or some have another vent tube near the filler tube
Hi I'm Peter, Not sure what your problem is from just posting fuel filler neck however I am assuming you have a strong gas smell. The rubber hose that connects the filler pipe on the tank to the fuel spout may be cracked and leaking. Another common problem is the tank vent tube that runs from the tank up along side the filler tube may be rubbing on the metal part of the tube and has a hole in it. This will give you the strong fume smell and possible fuel leak as will the rubber filler tube when the tank is full. These vehicles are known for this problem and also the metal filler pipe rusting causing a pin ole. Look to see if you can see rust anywhere . Even if you don't see rust on the outside does not mean there is not rust on the inside. I have seen where a lot of people have been have the rust issue also to the point they carry the part at auto parts stores . Hope this is what you needed.
Have the filler hose checked for a break. The hose that connects the filler tube to the gas tank. Sounds like it is loose or broken, when you turn the corner the gas slops out of the tank cause the filler tube is not connected good.
take it somewhere with a lift. pay them a few bucks to put it up in the air and look for wet spots. touch the wet spots and sniff your finger, eventually one of those wet spots will smell like gasoline, follow the wet spot to its source and there you go. most likely a gas tank thing, filler tube, rusted spot on tank leaking, leak in the fuel line, etc. it is a fuel injected car, high pressure, so if leak is on the engine side of the fuel pump when it goes it will be a mess and a fire hazard. it is nearly 10 years old so you might want to just drop the tank and replace the fuel pump anyway if you are looking at any serious labor.
Engine light on can be a lot of different things. But first, fid the gas leak! The fuel line is a combination of steel and in some places rubber lines. It is likely that the leak is in the rubber part of the line. The tank is usually protected under the vehicle by a steel plate that first must be removed on Jeeps. I don't know what part of the car the gas is leaking from, but if it near the tank at the back, its is probably where the line comes from the tank or where the filler pipe enters the tank. You will just have to get under the vehicle with a flashlight and look to see exactly where the gas is coming from. You may have to remove the bolts holding the tank cover on, it is heavy, so you might want to have a floor jack under it with a 2 by 2 foot piece of plywood between the steel plate and the jack. That way you can lower it to the ground safely. Do the same thing with the tank. You will have to disconnect the fuel filler hose before you can let the tank down. There is a clamp at the tank that hold it on. Look for leaks and replace the hose that is leaking. This is a critical issue. Gas and hot exhaust pipes can set this off into an inferno. Now back to the engine light on. A gas leak can cause the light on because it may show up as an evaporative system leak. It's like leaving the gas cap off. If you want a better idea of why the light is on, drop by an Autozone or Advance auto store and they will usually hook it up to their code scanner for free. Without the code readout you have to just guess at the cause for the light.
Raise the car w/ a jack and place on safety stands after your next fill up. Look at gas tank, vent hoses, fill hose, fuel lines , something is definitely leaking. It could be anything from rusty deteriorating gas tank, or fuel lines, to a loose connection of the fill pipe, rotted, split vent line, etc. Check this out asap as this sounds like a serious safety concern, you don't want to be driving a fire bomb