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Old 07-22-2010, 08:38 PM
jsawyer1181 jsawyer1181 is offline
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Angry I smell gas! Where is it?

Ok, well let me try and explain this as best as I can. I have noticed that I get a very strong smell of gas fumes with the windows open and it only happens when I step on the gas when driving. It doesn't do it when it idles. I have checked under the truck and its not coming from the engine area. The only thing I can think of is maybe the fuel pump is leaking? Is there a seal that goes around the fuel pump assy? Or the filler neck? I get around 400 miles to a tank so if it leaks its not a lot. Oh I have a 97 Ranger 2.3 5 speed. I have looked under the tank too and I cannot see fresh leaks but it does show evidence of a past leak. Any ideas? Thanks.
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:54 PM
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Default Re: I smell gas! Where is it?

That or the Fuel filter under driver side frame rail.
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Old 07-23-2010, 04:21 AM
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Default Re: I smell gas! Where is it?

I have a 97 ranger and have a similar problem but mine doesnt sync with yours as far as acceleration but I found filler neck hose has a bunch of cracks. Pretty sure thats where minie is coming from.
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Old 07-23-2010, 04:42 AM
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Default Re: I smell gas! Where is it?

Check around the fuel injectors and the fuel rail.

Startb the truck and have some one rev it up.
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Old 07-23-2010, 06:46 AM
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Default Re: I smell gas! Where is it?

Ill look into the injectors because that is a possibility. I don't think its the filter, but Ill have to go get the tool to remove it as I do have a new one. I was thinking maybe the filler, but it only does it when you step on the throttle so it could be the injectors. Just seems strongest when I have the rear slider open.
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Old 07-23-2010, 07:06 AM
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Default Re: I smell gas! Where is it?

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I have a 97 ranger and have a similar problem but mine doesnt sync with yours as far as acceleration but I found filler neck hose has a bunch of cracks. Pretty sure thats where minie is coming from.
Mine very well could be the filler neck. That is one thing I want to check tomorrow when I do the inspection on the fuel system to determine where its coming from. Seems to be a common issue with these trucks. The issue I will have getting one is I have a step side.
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