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Old 01-09-13, 06:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Possible fuel leak??

A few months ago I noticed I could smell gasoline after fueling up, if I had my windows down. Well a couple weeks ago I started noticing my fuel gauge going down over night. The most its ever gone down is 1/8 after a couple days. I had it parked in the gareage for 2 days and didnt see any puddles underneath. Also I noticed I'm using more fuel to go places than I used to. I can still smell gasoline every once in a while, but since it's been cold and i don't have my windows down all the time, it's harder to notice. I found a site where someone said there is a metal line that usually rusts behind the drivers side rear tire. Has anyone had any similar problems? Any input helps. Thank you!
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Yea a club member had to replace almost all that metal line behind the wheel. Also please double check to make sure your injectors aren't leaking as the car can catch on fire! It's happened on here a few times!
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Oh wow. Thanks! And just out of curiousity, how hard is it to replace that line? Could I do it myself or is it something that needs to be done at a shop?
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Alright well I pulled my injectors and have new seals on the way. Anything that I should do while I have them out? And what's the best way to clean them?
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Alright well I pulled my injectors and have new seals on the way. Anything that I should do while I have them out? And what's the best way to clean them?
Sounds like you got it all figured out. When installing the injectors, make sure to put the injectors in the rail first.


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Make sure you also check the connection by the rear tire. Remove the tire and you will see a plastic piece from the tank down. Remove that and you can see the connection. Most of the time snow and salt get on that connection and the rust breaks through to make it leak. If it is just the connection or the hose side leaking then it is a pretty simple fix.
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Alright so the injectors seem fine, and I just checked the connection behind the drivers rear tire, that's fine, no leak, no rust. But I can smell gasoline when I lay down under the drivers side of the car, but I don't see any puddles or dripping on the ground. Any ideas you guys may have?? Thank you!!!
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Two possibilities there, check and make sure your filter connections aren't leaking and second possibility is that the evap canister is plugged or a connection is leaking. It is the black roundish small loaf of bread size in the corner next to the brake fluid reservoir.
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I just checked and the fuel filter connections are fine. How do I clean the evap canister? Or is it something I have to buy new? Also I heard that if I put SeaFoam in a vacuum line, that helps clean the fuel lines or something. Which line is it? Is that the one that is plugged in to the evap canister? Sorry, I don't know that much about all that stuff, I'm learning as I go
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The evap canister is not cleanable, you have to replace if it is bad. New ones are pretty expensive, they list for around $250 and used ones can be ok. What you want to check is to make sure yours has not cracked or one of the lines going to it is not cracked or leaking.

SeaFoam would not have any effect on your gas smell.
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