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2001 Dodge Stratus Question: I smell gas, while car is running at an idle.

 

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rkpark, 3.0L V6, Roachdale, IN, November 10, 2013, 00:05
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I have changed the canister vent solenoid located by the fuel tank

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    November 10, 2013, 05:34
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    Have it checked for a fuel leak.!

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    November 11, 2013, 00:52
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    Sounds like a break in fuel line. Need to have inspected ASAP.

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    rkpark, November 11, 2013, 18:05
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    check engine light is on. I will post the code in a day or two. No fuel leaks. Thanks for your help so far.

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    csubak30, November 11, 2013, 20:05
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    Okay......will watch for repost. Misfire condition can cause the fuel smell as well.

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    rkpark, November 13, 2013, 16:53
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    Ok, there are multiple codes. I hope some set others. All I have are the numbers. Here they are po431,po421,po141,po442,p1400,po306,po141,po442. I erased all codes and will repost/update codes tomorrow. I am hoping for a smaller list. Thanks again for any help and ideas.

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    csubak30, November 13, 2013, 21:29
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    P0306 is a misfire condition in cylinder 6. Check spark plugs, ignition coil, wires for problem. All the rest seem to indicate a problem with the exhaust system or a manifold leak. May need to have garage inspect.

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    rkpark, November 14, 2013, 18:03
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    Ok, thanks. I replaced timing belt with tensioner and water pump. I replaced the plugs and wires,cap and rotor along with valve covers at this time also. I am ready to part ways with the wifes car. Sounds like i get to go back and find my mistakes. All this was done early in the year, I will say early march. I had all the same codes this evening. You mentioned a misfire causing a gas smell, what about the plenum gasket leaking? i replaced all the small vacuum lines during the same time.

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