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2004 nissan murano when driving i smell exaust inside the car why


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Do not top off your gas tank. The gas is going into carbon canister which is only for fuel vapors to go into (carbon canister opening near the top of fuel neck near the gas cap). Your flooding the fuel vapor canister with liquid fuel; of course you are going to get a sensor message... 'Evap emmission,control sys leak

P0443 The fuel vapor canister reduces that gas smell on hot days outside/inside of car. The fuel vapor canister fillers bad smells from gas tank on hot days when the gas expands and burps fumes through carbon canister filter. From the canister (gas vapor fumes) goes back into the engine to be burned again...it's a closed loop for vapors to be recycled though engine. Don't worry, once the carbon canister dries out and no longer flooded with raw fuel the code should go away...just don't let the top off fuel tank back flow into the 'Evap emission control' carbon filter near the top and close to the gas cap...:)

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A Carbon Monoxide tester for homes may be used inside your vehicle. This will verify your concerns about the fumes inside your vehicle.

If you hear something while the engine is running, you may have an exhaust leak. This is something a Muffler shop can check. I don't know about recommending a business as I probably do not live in your area.

Our site use to have affiliations with Repair shops and if you can go to an Online Expert's Repair shop you should get an honest repair.

Word of mouth advertising should get you to a good place. For an exhaust smell, since carbon monoxide is odorless, a sulfur smell would indicate problems in the Catalytic converter area. Or if your vehicle is burning a little oil, there would be a detectable odor.

Wish I could say it is an exhaust tube or O2 fitting leaking and solve your problem. Best I can say is protect yourself with a Carbon monoxide detector and have your vehicle visibly checked.

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The sensors for the EGR work both by vacuum force and with electric magnetic coils. The backpressure of the exhaust is monitored, the emission gases are monitored, and there can be a performance cutout for full throttle passing.

These sensors are less durable than the EGR valve itself. There are false Code 401 results when the supply port for the EGR is full of carbon. The onboard diagnostics blame electric valving for not opening the flow when in fact the flow is stopped by carbon before the valving. You can have Backflow errors when there is a hole in the backflow tube, again not a sensor problem. However the EGR sensor can short out from simple condensation in the backflow tube.

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