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    Re: gas smell

    So changing the pump should be my first step?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Je357
    So changing the pump should be my first step?
    Should be but there is a sensor mounted on the pump and it can get damaged and cause the fuel smell

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    Re: gas smell

    Hey guys....i also have an 05 and i had the same thing happen. What is most likely the problem is the metal fuel line coming out of the fuel tank. Its one of the only metal sections of fuel line. Only about 3 or 4 inches and then connects to a plastic line. That is probably rotted. and gas is pooling on top of the tank. Unfortunately the whole fuel pump assembly will have to be replaced. Its all one piece with pump, filter,float, pressure sensor, etc. Thats why it now takes a few cranks to start the engine. It will only get worse and start leaving puddles. I replaced mine myself - got one from the dealer....cost me around $500! Wasn't happy. Still wondering what they would have charged if i had them do it.

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    Re: gas smell

    First thing I replace when I begin smelling gasoline but do not detect any leaks is the fuel cap, especially if it is building an excessive amount of pressure. Cheap and easy.

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    Re: gas smell

    Really .......is that line visible. Or do i have to drop tank to inspect. I still havent fix this fuel smell issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 05esc View Post
    Hey guys....i also have an 05 and i had the same thing happen. What is most likely the problem is the metal fuel line coming out of the fuel tank. Its one of the only metal sections of fuel line. Only about 3 or 4 inches and then connects to a plastic line. That is probably rotted. and gas is pooling on top of the tank. Unfortunately the whole fuel pump assembly will have to be replaced. Its all one piece with pump, filter,float, pressure sensor, etc. Thats why it now takes a few cranks to start the engine. It will only get worse and start leaving puddles. I replaced mine myself - got one from the dealer....cost me around $500! Wasn't happy. Still wondering what they would have charged if i had them do it.
    Is this fuel line visible without dropping the tank? Also im getting no check engine light from this problem. So what do ya think. This fuel smell is annoying.

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