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    Fuel smell then leak

    1997 C5. Started recently with the smell of gas in the passenger compartment. Idle and driving. Recently pulled out of garage and after a minute at idle, strong smell of gas and then actual leak. Can watch drips (very small stream?) emerging from Lt. side rocker panel 3 inches or so from leading edge of wheel well. Is the fuel pump in this vicinity? Sound like aproblem anyone has had?
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    Fuel pump is on the tank, could possibly be the filter or a fitting has come loose.

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    It's your fuel filter. Make sure you get the right one at the store. The 97 and 98 are different from the rest of the c5 model years. It is a royal pain to change it. You have to drop the driver side exhaust to get to it. Did mine myself a few years back, but it was difficult. Good luck.

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    Thanks for the replies! I figured it was something relatively easy to fix, that is after I get to the site! Let me guess, two hours to do a five minute repair.

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