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If the fuel injectors are dry then the 1998 Honda Civic may have a gas leak. The car should be inspected, even a pin hole leak can lead to a fatal accident.

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Q: Why does a 1998 Civic smell like gas when the Fuel Injectors are dry and it dies idling in traffic when cold?
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