Gas smell when engine off

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Asked by Aug 13, 2017 at 08:52 PM about the 1994 Toyota Corolla

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Strong gas smell on the outside of car, when
engine off. The whole time it is off. Can anyone
help? Please

2 Answers

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Probably one of the lines going to the tank isn't tight or is broken or something, on top of the tank; or, the tank filler neck got cracked or there is a pinhole leak somewhere. Check to see if there is any gasoline stains after is has sit for a while. That would indicate a larger and more noticeable leak. If you do not see one then it may be a crack along the top somewhere are small enough like a pinhole that it is not leaving a puddle or stains anywhere. Smell = Leak somewhere.

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OK thanks,

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