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1999 Saab 9-5 Question: FUEL/GAS SMELL



kbo3, 3.0L V6 Turbo, Colorado Springs, CO, May 12, 2010, 20:12

My saab runs very good. no leaks. but everytime i crack my windows i get fuel/gas fumes. it dont smoke i took it in and they could'nt find anything wrong..i had fuel filter change. if i turn on a/c u can smell it to..but not the heat..please help...thanks

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  • Answer #1

    May 14, 2010, 16:37

    If you smell gas, then you have a leak, somewhere. You need to find it because it is not safe, if in fact you are sure it is a gasoline smell.

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  • Answer #2

    Visitor, May 16, 2010, 22:52

    There is a hose and connector under the hood on the passenger side close to the air system (on the engines side of the dashboard air vent). It may be cracked or broken. It is easy and cheap to repair/replace.

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    Visitor, September 08, 2010, 23:20

    I had the exact same thing happen on an older 9000. It would smell like raw gas every time I opened the sun roof. Never found out what it was!!

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    Visitor, December 30, 2010, 22:39

    Mine did that too; same car. Turned out was missing a schrader (sp) valve on the engine front/right side fuel rail. Euro car repair place fixed for $40.

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