Check the evaporative canister under the hood for raw fuel. It is that black can with vacuum and wires running to the top. Good answer above. If you fill the tank and smell it, but it goes away after the fuel level goes down, you could have a leak where the fill tube joins the tank. There could even be a leak in the tank itself. Ran across that one a few years ago in a 2001 Chevy Caprice...couldn't find the leak anywhere until the tank was removed, filled with water, then flexed...the leak was at the top of the tank.
You do have a leak or something is wrong with the EVAP system. You would not smell gasoline otherwise. It will take a skilled mechanic to find it.
If you smell a strong odor of gasoline it would be wise to have a mechanic check it out asap (as soon as possible) if you value your life.
A bad coil pack would not smell like gasoline.
Have a mechanic check your fuel pressure regulator. This is not a difficult or terribly expensive fix, and should solve your problem. It's pretty common with these cars.
I would start by checking any leaks in your exhaust and fuel filter area, if there is any leaks throughout the exhaust the smell of gasoline or exhaust may come through into the interior.
sounds like you use a bad mechanic a good mechanic would replace a cracked exhaust manifold to start with if you can smell gas,there is obvioulsy a leak in the fuel system. this needs to be found as it is a fire hazard
There can be serveral reasons why this could have happened to you: Mechanical/Technical - if the following is happening seek immediate mechanic help. 1. You are leaking gasoline from damage to: - Gas pipe leading to the tank (you would be able to smell gasoline) - Gas Tank (you would be able to smell gasoline) - Gas Line - line leading from tank to filter and engine (you might be able to smell gasoline)- - Gas filter -(you might be able to smell gasoline) Unscrupulous Gas Bar or mistake at the pump 2. This happens mor often that people are aware but - there have been incidences where it has been aleged full service gas stations attendants scam people by saying they filled your car when they did not. They just read you the price from the last customer and pocket the money. or, it could be an honest although annoying mistake that the pump malfunctioned. You decide which is more likely.
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It is actually pretty convenient that gasoline has a strong odor. It helps us keep track of where it is in case of spillage. Propane has an additive for the same reason, being odorless, we would never know if there was a leak or not.
Well, it could have soaked up some gasoline. Many fake leather products absorb moisture more effectively than real leather.
Coffee grounds. Buy some coffee grounds from the store. Spray the area that the gasoline spilled in your car with some water and then rub in the coffee grounds. WAit a few hours or even a day or two and then vaccuum out the coffee grounds. and the smell should be gone!
You could, but it would be a waste of bleach when soap and water would probably do an equal or better job.
$100.00 if you do it yourself, $1500.00 for a mechanic to do it.
Depends on your location and labor rates. I would suspect ~400-600 for a private mechanic, more at a dealer.
You probably have a gas leak, Have it checked out NOW before it catches on fire.
Two common reasons why an engine will crank over, but not start: There is no spark. There is no gasoline.
what does the fluid smell like? if it has no smell it is probably condensation from your A/C. dont worry about condensation, it is perfectly normal. but if the fluid smells, i would take it to a mechanic.
Do it yourself, or mechanic? If you do it yourself your looking at $17.14 from partstrain.com. However, im sure if you took it to a mechanic they would tell you at least $80.
Smelling a gasoline smell when the weather is cold could mean that the gas is set too rich. It would also be possible that the carburetor needs to be checked for a fuel leak.
No. The problem is most likely your heater core. Ask a mechanic.
The degree of difficulty it is for an individual would be measured by their experience and knowledge. You should have this done by a mechanic for the best results.
Yes it would be cheaper to use a self-employed mechanic if you know him well, but if you don't a certified mechanic would be better for peace of mind.
I had that issue with my Cavalier and it turned out to be a fuel pump problem. I would check with your local mechanic.
to replace the intake gasket would be about 4 hours labor. parts would run about $50
If you smell gas fumes you have a leak. To fix it you must find the leak. Your nose is your best tool to find the leak. This can be very dangerous so I would find and fix the leak ASAP.