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You can smell gas all around the car, but cannot tell that any gas is leaking. The vapor canister looks fine, but can see gas below the engine on the tyrod connector.

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Check fuel lines that run up side of engine. Lots of times they can chaffe against block and leak. Also be careful when filling car, if you top tank to top of fill neck that puts pressure on lines to canister where canister will fill w/fuel and literally ruin vapor canister.

Posted on Jan 02, 2011

  • wcmorgan Jan 03, 2011

    Thanks, will check tomorrow.

  • camcomments Jan 30, 2011

    Check the underside of each fuel injector - you can reach 3 of them without taking anything apart. Look for wetness on your finger when you touch the back/bottom of each one. These injectors will develop hairline cracks in the molded plastic top cap due to age, and let fuel under pressure weep to the outside. Changing the O-rings won't fix it.

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