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Gas Smell Comionh from vents in a 2007 PT

Mine does the same thing and sometime i smell gas when i open the hood to check my oil.

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Sounds like you have blow by a comon thing in chrysler motors
or you have a blocked pcv
positive crank case vent that is
simple fix usualy just uy a 5.00 part andd install it
you can get it from pep boys
or parts source

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