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Thread: Strong fuel Smell
08-10-2010, 02:28 AM #1
Strong fuel SmellAfter driving during the afternoon.
I seem to smell gas outside my suburban at the rear.
And from what i checked there's no leak.
Last edited by Guamrock; 08-10-2010 at 04:58 PM.Make: 2000 Chevy Suburban 4WD LT
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08-11-2010, 11:35 PM #2
Sounds like a vent hose then but the pcm monitors the tank and will throw a light if it gets worse
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08-12-2010, 06:59 AM #3
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08-17-2010, 07:00 PM #4
08-19-2010, 11:21 PM #5
It could be a bad gasket on the fuel cap or a vent hose on the frame rail where it goes from rubber to metal. The ODB II system does monitor the vapor system on the fuel tank and if the cap is left off after fueling will set the check engine light but only a soft code. Check the cap it is the most common problem and the vapor recovery won't always catch it (no light)
10-06-2010, 08:18 AM #6
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Did you ever find any resolution to this problem? Mine is an '08 suburban and I also also have a strong gas smell outside the car...seems to be towrads the rear of the car...not really under the hood...ideas?- Allen
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