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Gas smell inside of vehicle

We get a bad gas smell inside the car it really bad when you fill it up i suspect it may be caused by the emissions canister being bad but dont know the life span of it. it seems like maybe the fumes are being picked up buy the a/c system and blowing them around the inside the car

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Usually youll have an engine check light on for an emmission problem,could have damaged hose,check for fuel leak,tank,fuel lines going to motor.

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