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Raw gas smell on my 2002 mercury sable. Have been all over the car but there are no leaks! Has been looked at by mechanics and no answers available! They say it may be evap systeml leak! smell comes from passengers side!

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I had the same issue on my 2002 mercusy sable LS a couple monts back. Had to replace the who fuel system. Not cheap since its in the gas tank. cost about 600.00 bucks. We tried to replace the filter first and the smell stopped for a week then came back and then we relpaced the more expensive part. Still love my car I only have 72000K

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