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    Strong fuel smell

    Ive noticed for the past couple of months that everytime i start my car and for atleast the first 5-10 minutes while driving you can smell gasaline really bad and its pretty strong...ive continued looking around pretty much everyday for any sort of leakes in the engine compartment and under the car as well as around the fuel tank but i dont see anything out of the ordinary. Anyone have this issue or know what it could be?
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    cold starts are very rich so it could be that... i notice you have an '03 and i think they had issues with a fuel hose when cold starts, maybe others can chime in...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 68sprintb View Post
    cold starts are very rich so it could be that... i notice you have an '03 and i think they had issues with a fuel hose when cold starts, maybe others can chime in...
    Yeah, I thought it was 2002s mostly though. There was a TSB and a bunch of hassles involved. Just do a search for fuel smell or something and you will hit a ton of stuff. I'd check around the fuel filter and injectors first, and don't mess around with a possible fuel leak.
    Last edited by mycologist; 07-30-2007 at 01:27 PM.
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