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I put key in the ignition and car shook there was a gas smell and finally the car turned off. what would cause this

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Broken fuel lines( made of plastic), Fuel pressure regulator died (diaphragm broke and releasing fuel), Or in are cases a bolt broke and let the fuel injectors come out of the rail or head/s.

Posted on Dec 02, 2014

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  • Randy Ohler Dec 02, 2014

    The engine puts out a lot of heat. Heat drys out plastic. Plus things just wear out. Water rusts bolts and the break sometimes. Age , I guess is what really happens.

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SOURCE: what will cause a strong gas smell after turning off engine

Check the fuel cap gasket to be sure it is not torn or worn. After that check the vent hoses that run from the fuel tank to the charcole canister located somonwhere under the hood. Is the smell stronger under the hood or toward the rear of the car? If you cannot find the problem, a fuel leak is dangerous and should be attended to ASAp by somone that has the experience to repair the problem
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SOURCE: 2002 pontiac sunfire. put the key in the ignition,

I had this same problem on my 02 pontiac, so I had a new key cut and since then I have never had a problem starting my car.

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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SOURCE: ignition switch on a 2002 chevy trailblazer

under the steering column, there are three or four little holes in the plastic covering. If you look inside, one of them (the one on the right side toward the dash) there is a brass pin inside. This is the pin to release the key. As far as the key not turning, I have had the same problem. The first time I replaced the ignition switch and that solved the problem. However, this makes no sense because the ignition switch has nothing to do with the tumbler being locked. GMC thinks that my anti theft system, which is inside the ignition cylinder is the problem. By removing the ignition switch, it reset the pass lock anti-theft system and temporarily fixed the problem. So, try removing the ignition switch and then plugging it back in. If that doesn't work, your in the same boat as I am, and we may both need new ignition cylinders.

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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SOURCE: key won't turn in ignition.

because its a newer car id probably take it into your dealer and have them look into it, it sounds like the pins inside the key chamber arent depressing and allowing you to turn the barrel, graphite can help loosen it but you are best to go to dealer

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SOURCE: The Car dosent turn

Might be the anti theft turning your starter off. Read this link and compare your symptoms to the ones listed. http://vatspasslockpasskeysecurityhelp.yolasite.com/

Posted on May 05, 2011

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