Q: Gas fumes in car

asked by on January 20, 2016

I detect the smell of gasoline in my car. I need to get rid of this. I'm thinking I might need a new fuel line.

The fuel pump on your vehicle mounts underneath your back seat. From the fuel pump to the engine, the lines run along the underside of your car. The fuel pump and lines need to be inspected visually to verify where the fumes are coming from. A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic can assist you in diagnosis and repair.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

My truck has problems turning over when I crank the engine (it won't start), and my battery keeps draining.

Hi there, thanks for writing in. It sounds like your vehicle may be having a couple of problems. For the first problem, regarding the battery being drained and not charging back up, you will need to have the charging system...

Sputtering, misfiring, power loss and gain

Hey there: There are usually two different mechanical problems that cause the symptoms you're describing with your Pontiac Firebird. The first and most common is a problem with the ignition coil, (especially in mid-90's GM V-6 engines) or due to...

INSTALLED NEW ENGINE WHEN BOLTED TO TRANNY I CANT TURN ENGINE BY HAND

Hello - your order of assembly suggests you bolted up the torque converter to the flexplate before the engine was completely snugged up to, and bolted to, the transmission bellhousing. I suspect this has caused the converter to come out...

Related articles

The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Dog Breeder or Trainer
These These days, dogs are more and more likely to travel with people than ever before. After all, what dog doesn’t ride in a car? As a breeder and trainer though, you’re probably more likely to carry along dogs than...
Symptoms of Bad or Failing Fuel Injector O Rings
Common signs include an odor of fuel in the car, fuel leaks, and the Check Engine Light coming on.
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Need to Haul a Motocross Bike
Of Of course you would love to be able to ride your motocross bike everywhere, but the reality is, at some point you're going to need to transport it. A cargo van of almost any make or model would be...