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Hello, I have a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am that seems to have a fuel leak somewhere in the engine. I can smell strong gasoline fumes in my car when I'm stopped or after I shut off the car. My husband thinks it is the fuel pressure regulator, but when we took the car to a mechanic they said they performed all kinds of tests that were not conclusive. Now I'm smelling gas...again. Any advice you can give would be much appreciated! Thanks. Jennifer

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If nothing came up on the tests the leak may be too small to be noticed because when fuel touches the warm/hot engine it evaporates. I had a 3800 engine that did the same thing, replacing the Fuel Injector Seals solved my problem, the O'ring Seal kit cost me about $20. You should try that.
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It is most likely that the car is either running rich, the catalyct converter isn't working or the emissions canister if it has one isn't doing its job.

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