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lindston
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Gas smell from defrost vent?
#1310217 - 08/31/06 07:53 PM

Hi, I did a search but havent been able to find anything. I recently started getting a gasoline smell out of my defrost vent, particularly when coming to a stop. Possibly an exhaust leak, I have a shoshop y-pipe, but it's 2 years old and never had a problem. I also have a shoshop intake. I haven't changed anything on the car in quite some time, and haven't seen this problem before. Any ideas? Thanks!

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Tony2005
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Re: Gas smell from defrost vent? new
#1310428 (Re: lindston) 09/01/06 12:21 AM

Any CEL codes? What year, engine, miles? Could be intake manifold gaskets or fuel injectors too.

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projectSHO89
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Re: Gas smell from defrost vent? new
#1310675 (Re: lindston) 09/01/06 01:03 PM

Originally posted by lindston:
Hi, I did a search but havent been able to find anything. I recently started getting a gasoline smell out of my defrost vent, particularly when coming to a stop. Possibly an exhaust leak, I have a shoshop y-pipe, but it's 2 years old and never had a problem. I also have a shoshop intake. I haven't changed anything on the car in quite some time, and haven't seen this problem before. Any ideas? Thanks!




Inspect the fuel lines and injector manifold under the hood for your leak, preferably before it catches fire.

If you're lucky, it's a leak in the EVAP system. However, your CEL should be on if this were the case.

Steve

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98 Contour SE Sport 2.5 Duratec ATX The wifey's car
89 Taurus SHO - 246K miles
94 SHO ATX - 190K
1997 F-150 5.4L ATX - The Workhorse 150K.


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