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This is a discussion on Loud gas smell within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I have a '94 Trans Am GT convertible. I noticed that after a long cruise, I smell fuel towards the ...

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    Loud gas smell

    I have a '94 Trans Am GT convertible. I noticed that after a long cruise, I smell fuel towards the rear of the car after shutting it down. I have looked for leaks, but couldn't find any. Could it be the cannister or is there more to it?....
    Last edited by RGAllen26; 02-08-2006 at 09:12 AM.

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    Senior Member SeVeReDiStOrTiOn's Avatar
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    Could be a lot of things...start simple with replacing the fuel cap, check the fuel lines around the fuel filter..

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    does your fuel economy suffer, because if it does, you know you have some sort of leak
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    I get about 19 mpg average, so I guess theres not a leak anywhere.

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    Sounds like(smells)there is a leak in the vapor recovery system or a fuel line .You need to check closely when you can get it to smell-may just be a line come loose or a bad gas cap.Anyway a gas leak is pretty serious.

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    Do you have gutted cats?

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    No, the cats are intact. It only smells like fuel after it has had a long run.

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