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Gas is leaking from underneath the car-near trunk area

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It's either a gas tank leak or, if your lucky, a leak in the gas line. Either way have it repaired immediately by a reliable mechanic. t is not a DIY job unless your very familiar working on cars.

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Kind of back yard mechanic way to do it but it's effective.

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