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2003 for 6 cyl SE- strong gas odor from at least 15 ft away. not totally sure but it seems to be coming from the area of of the gas filler

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  • ubnjtx Oct 10, 2010

    2003 Ford Taurus=can't find any leak or indication of one under car or hood. seems to come from area of the gas filler. cap seems to be tight and don't smell gas directly from it. just had the car in for an oil change an tire rotation. they noted it too but didn't know where it was coming from either. said they don't do that kind of work.

  • ubnjtx Oct 15, 2010

    Checked under the hood, no gas leak I could find, smell seems to eminate from back portion of the car. Some gas odor in the car also.

  • ubnjtx Oct 19, 2010

    I have checked around the fuel injectors, under the engine and under the car, cannot seem to locate the smell. it can be strong at times and other times not so strong. sometimes will smell it in the car. but usually as I approach it.

  • ubnjtx Oct 19, 2010

    2003 and cannot find odor around injectors or engine, top or bottom,no visible leaks

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Is this for a 2003 or 1998 Ford Taurus


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    I understand this type of work is tedious. But we must start pulling down parts.

    I need you to e-mail me i am going to send you two files that will show you the lines from and to the tank; each one is the fuel and the other is vapor lines. I believe this will aid you and too, you will understand what i would like for you to check.

    Where do you smell the strongest oder at front of or back of car?



    e-mail is leondavidiansr@gmail.com




    Regards, Lee Davidian





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    Thank you, Lee Davidian

    Welcome to FIxYa.com


    I understand this type of work is tedious. But we must start pulling down parts.

    I need you to e-mail me i am going to send you two files that will show you the lines from and to the tank; each one is the fuel and the other is vapor lines. I believe this will aid you and too, you will understand what i would like for you to check.

    Where do you smell the strongest oder at front of or back of car?


    e-mail is leondavidiansr@gmail.com


    Regards, Lee Davidian


    A Four Thumbs up ^^^^ is appreciated for answering your question.



    Thank you, Lee Davidian

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What you need to do is lift the hood start the car and look closely at the injectors. they usually have a plastic cover over the top take that off and you will see them easily.... look closely because you will see the gas seeping out from them.. they are worn orifices and quirt too much gas either into the engine cylinders or it comes out of them... hence the gas smell... you wont see leaks on the floor on on the engine unless you look when the car is running because the gas evaporates too quickly.
It may be a leak in the fuel line lower down near your oil filter... look closely see if the fuel lines are loose all connectors tight.. start engine and look closely at the fuel lines. you will only see a leak by looking closely. and be careful!!!

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