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Old 06-29-2009, 01:33 PM
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Hey gents, just wanted to get your thoughts.....recently, I've been getting a strong fuel smell in the cabin, particularly after acceleration and after idling for more than 10 seconds or so. I have less than a quarter-tank of gas, so I ruled out over-filling of the tank. I also checked around the car while idling, and pressing the accelerator, but no leaks at all. For all you hard-a$$es out there, yes, I did a search but it yielded little-to-nothing. Any ideas?

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You might have a leaking fuel injector.
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Check very closely at the hose clamps for the fuel filter and for fuel rail. If they're wet...well, you know the rest...
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Yeah check around the fuel lines delivering fuel to the fuel rail. I once changed my fuel filter and things were exactly very tight. Once I tightened everything up, the smell went away.
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alrighty, I'll check those things this morning. I had it inspected a few hours after I posted this, and it passed both emission and inspection, just in case anyone cares ha.
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Does it smell like fuel or have a more foul smell to it?
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It smells like raw gasoline straight from the pump. I know the other smell, I've had that problem too....
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Old 06-30-2009, 06:22 AM
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Haha, ok just checkin!
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i had the same problem except with it came extreme buck and knocking in the engine and i needed a knock sensor and the problem went away i dont think this is the same sounds like a leak to me
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haha something funny is im having the same dam problem i just did a full tuneup on the alty and i had a strong fuel smell... come to find out my fuel line from under the fuel filter is leaking... i tried tightening the clamp and changing it and no luck.. so i bought a 3ft goodyear fuel line and new clamps hopefully that fixes the problem.
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have you messed with the fuel pump under the rear seat? In mine, the cap and gasket weren't installed correctly. Just one more checkpoint
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Nah, I havent touched the pump under the rear seat. I checked around the fuel filter along with the hoses, and had my brother press the accelerator, and no leaks...hmmm.
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