Why does my s-10 smell like gas after I shut it off?

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Asked by Jul 29, 2012 at 06:42 PM about the 2003 Chevrolet S-10 LS RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

strong gas smell on my 2003 S-10 after I shut it off.  replaced the gas cap with the Chevy part, seemed to help.  But
1week later same thing

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it sounds like you might have a leak somewhere, check the tank and work your way to the engine bay,

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4 or 6 cylinder?

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Smells strongest near the cap. Can't smell anything in the engine compartment or the cab.

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did you have any work done recently ?

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Just an oil change at Fletcher's Tire.. Crawled under to look around, no signs of a leak down the gas tank or the lines. smell sure seems strongest around the fill area. But I don't see any signs of a leak around the neck. That's why I replaced the cap 1st. Could it be something with the vapor recovery system?

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They're common for filler neck issues too.

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