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Q: Gasoline smell in back of car

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The car has a gasoline smell in the back. There is no pressure in the tank when I open the gas cap.

Hi there. I believe that the problem may be a seal leaking for the sending unit on the gas tank. It will require taking the rear seat out, lifting the carpet, and inspecting the seals for leaking gas. I would recommend having a mechanic for YourMechanic come out and inspect the fuel tank leak and repair as needed.

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