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Q: Gas leaking under car

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It appears my gas tank may have ruptured. I went to turn on my car the other day and noticed gas gushing out from underneath.

A: Hi. This is a possibility, however, it is m...

Hi. This is a possibility, however, it is more likely that one of the fuel lines has a leak. The fuel pump will turn on with the key turning which would cause the gas to start pumping out when trying to start the car. A certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, would be able to inspect the fuel leak and locate the source of the leak.

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