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Gas smell inside my 2005 Pontiac Grandam

Is replacing the fuel pressure regulator going to help this problem.

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It will have zero effect, I would check and see if the carbon canister vapor recovery is saturated with fuel, this is the most common cause, also check all the lines and the bottom of fuel tanl for an oil stain, that si left by gas.

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