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Q: Gas smell from car

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I detect a gas smell coming from my car. I think the fuel filler neck or fuel pump needs to be replaced.

A: Hello, being that you are smelling fuel, th...

Hello, being that you are smelling fuel, this needs to diagnosed and repaired sooner than later, in case its a fuel leak. A fuel leak at the engine can potentially cause a fire. You will need the aid of a mechanic to find the source of the leak and make a recommendation for repair.

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