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I smile gas vapors on the driver side real bad but their is no fuel leaking out anywhere and you don't hear that sound it makes when you twist the cap of when you put gas in it,what I mean by that sound is the pressure releasing when you twist of the gas cap.what is it because I have looked at the lines and had the car running to see for leaks and all I smell is vapors but no gas leak

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GET UNDER THE TRUCK AND LOOK FOR FUEL STAINS ON THE GAS LINES AND TRUCK UNDERCARRIAGE, FUEL VERY SELDOM REACHES THE GROUND AS IT EVAPORATES VERY QUICKLY

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