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Smells like gas and uses a lot of gas

Gas smekll coming from front passenger side and took over a quarter of a tank of gas to go about 10 miles

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Fuel line leak

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SOURCE: gas leaking from tank

This sounds like you have a leak at the fuel pump and sender unit, either in the unit mount or in a fuel line. Check under your back seat for an access panel if you have one then remove it and look at the pump and sender mount to see what is leaking, you may have to start the engine to get it to leak as it may only leak under pressure, hope this helps, let me know

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SOURCE: poor gas milage in winter only 150 miles to a tank of gas

Air is colder or more dense needs more fuel to make mixture correct. Is the exhaust tight. I know v6 had donut seal problems. would **** air in and 3rd o2 sensor would read lean and ecm adds more fuel. Just a thought

Posted on Jan 16, 2010

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SOURCE: Can't fill the gas tank on 98 Toyota Camry

I have a 2000 camry that I just fixed today. there is a vent tube and valve on the carbon canister that is located just behind the gas tank and above the cross member. this vent tube will get plugged up by ( of all things ) spiders, dirt daubers, and I even had a mouse pack the tube with dog food. Just remove the tube and the valve from the canister and clean them out. You will now be able to fill your gas tank again.

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