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Why do i smell gas outside . my vehicle

Smell fumes after driving it had engine light on and it came back as evaporated system what is the problem

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Leaky tank or fuel lines or bad gas cap.

Posted on May 10, 2014

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The problem is you have yet to have a shop check for
evap codes & diagnose & repair that system

Sounds like you have had a free code check or something,
then dismissed any problems & continued on,now the
fumes have resulted in your deciding it's time to make
the repairs

I personally stop using any vehicle the day I get MIL
Lamp on the dash & go to work on the issue,not continue
to use it.

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  • ty2010 May 10, 2014

    That's a bit much for a loose gas cap or overfilled tank.

  • Anonymous May 10, 2014

    Go with Monteham's answer & actually do something like have the car worked on

  • ty2010 May 10, 2014

    If it's under warranty :b

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The Evaporative Emissions system is supposed to trap those gas fumes from the gas tank inside a charcoal canister, so they don't escape to atmosphere and cause pollution where you can smell them. Depending on the code you got, a tech could check the system and find the problem. It could be that the charcoal canister is saturated and needs replacing. There are also a couple of electrical solenoids involved that keep the system working. If there is a leak somewhere a smoke test could be done to find the leak.
What code did you get?

Posted on May 10, 2014

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You may have a fuel leak. when there is odor of gas there ia a leak somewhere. Pop the hood and check with your nose where the smell is coming from. Once you isolate the location of the odor check with your hands. if your hand is wet and smells of gas you have found the leak. Next get a mirror to see if you can replace the hose yorself. In some cases due to the age of the car and since most fuel lines are made of rubber, after some time they can become corrosive and start to leak. Check the fuel lines. If the smell is entering your cab while you drive the problem is in the front of the car due to the fact that as you drive the rushing air will cause the odors to dissipate. Good Luck!!!

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SOURCE: strong smell of gas inside and outside the vehicle

there can either be a hole in the tank or in the carbon filter of the fuel system. or a bad seal on a hose leading to that Carbon filter. But assuming that the smel is stronger at the rearside, it is more likely to be an issue around the gas tank. Maybe if the belly 'sat' on a rock it could be even on the upper part of the tank(but not that likely, rather a joint again)

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Try having the area that the hose was disconnected from steamed cleaned, or go to a car wash wash and spray the area. It might help, that is if you already haven't done so.

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try the air filter first and the intake.the spark plugs then and after all go to a garage for checking compression timing and the head gasket.

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