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Fuel leakage smell

I recently ran over top of a dead deer coming home late one night. There is a bar that runs under the fuel tank and muffler. It looks as if the deer may have bent this bar up. It appears that there is maybe a paperwidth gap between this bar and the fuel tank. Could this cause rubbing and possibly wear a hole into the fuel tank? This deer was huge and scraped the whole undercarriage. I have hair everywhere the whole width of the vehicle underneath. This occured on New Year's Eve. Today is 5th and I noticed that it is leaving a mini basketball size circle of fuel under it when parked and you can definitely smell the fuel just from going around the block. I know this model has a recall (#54626) but the vehicle does still run. According to the recall notice the vehicle is said not to run and all. Up to this point, to me it did smell like it was running lean on fuel over the last couple of weeks. Regardless of which problem occurs, i need to correct it.

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  • twiztidangel Jan 05, 2009

    I have it schedule to go into the shop on Thursday. Thank you for your input! I was crawling all under it this morning trying to investigate but someone borrowed my floorjack. (Three girls my dad made me the grease monkey lol) I am not familiar with the trailblazers and wanted another opinion. Thanks for the help!!

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For starters this problem needs to be solved asp! there are vent solnoids and your sending unit which has your fuel supply lines which are plastic.could have been damaged, someting has been moved and is not making a good seal . please for your saftey and the saftey of others address this problem i would take this to a shop and let them get it on a rack good luck kdc744

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

  • kevin carpenter Jan 06, 2009

    thats why you do not lend your tools out ha glad i could help kdc744

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