2002 pontiac grand am V6 3.4 180k miles. gas smell started when defroster was turned on was told it wasn't a big deal since it wasn't throwing any codes so didn't address it right away. Being winter is...
The regulator will have either an O-ring seal or a regular gasket seal. Probably where the gas smell came from all along. Certain conditions may cause it to leak more than normal, but the seal should be replaced. It would be a good time to have your fuel pressure tested, just to see if you need a new pressure regulator as well. Not likely, but it's the right time to check-it will have to be removed to replace the gasket or O-ring on it.
A fuel line leak can contribute to hard starting.
As for any noise or about the transmission, just check your fluid after the car has reached normal operating temperature. If the fluid is at the full mark, and is a nice clear red, nothing else you can do- it will sort itself out. If the fluid is a dark brown, like dirty red, you could try a fluid and transmission filter change. Sometimes helps, sometimes not. Good luck.
Nov 21, 2013 |
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE