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Fuel smell near the fuel tank

I have a 2005 Pontiac G6 that has a strong Fuel odor near the back of the car. I have checked and there does not appear to be any leak. There is no check engine light. The car runs fine and no drop in Fuel Milage. I have been told that it could be a saturated Evap canister, a purge valve that is stuck closed or a bad fuel pressure regulator. What do you think may be the problem? Also, where is the Evap canister and the fuel pressure regulator located?

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  • Clinton D. Burnett Aug 28, 2012

    I have a 2005 G6 which had a fuel leak on a plastic elblow built onto the fuel pump . The complete part had to be replaced even though it worked fine. I say this is a defective $500 plus part fom manufacture and they need to warn people about the gas tank leak under the passenger seat. Common problem on 2007 models as noted on internet..

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You may have an overloaded carbon cannister, the carbon cannister stores fuel vapors and is part of the evaporative emission control system, I will be willing to bet if you change it the smell will stop.

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