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Petrol leak saab 900 hatch.the outlet fitting (tank to metal pipe) at rear approx 20mm weeping fuel when over 3/4 full could be vent pipe. Any suggestions how to repair.

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  • kevnanw Feb 06, 2009

    thanks Steve, from what i've seen you could be right,will try to pick one up grommet.. Kev.

  • onryone Mar 12, 2009

    I have a 95 Saab 900SE Conv't with a leak on the passenger side of the tank, at what looks like a cap? Its not the filler tube but a cap about 1.75" - 2" diameter. Is this fixable or do I have to replace the whole tank?? Thanks, David

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Easily! The whole rubber surround can be replaced with a new one. The parts are cheap, but you might want to get a mechanic to do it anyway. It's not usually glued in or anything, just press-fitted.

Every car i've ever seen with a bad fuel smell and/or fuel leak up in that area has been a result of a cracked rubber seal.

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  • Steve Rand
    Steve Rand Feb 06, 2009

    Cheers, Big Kev!

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