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1994 Ford Escort Question: strong exterior odor of gasoline around the perimeter of car.

 

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Skip Anderson, 1.9L 4 Cylinder, Hyattsville, MD, August 08, 2010, 10:28
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the above situation, lately, seems to be prevalent most of the time.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, August 08, 2010, 11:32
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    Look for stains on the ground or try to isolate where the smell is strongest. Open the hood see if it is strong there. Perhaps a fuel line or fuel tank itself has damage. Get this repaired as it could be very dangerous if left uncorrected.

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    Visitor, October 29, 2010, 06:49

    i have this same problem with my 94 escort lx. the problem mine has is the fuel injector o-ring is leaking hte tiniest bit of gas. rub your finger around an injector one at a time and then smell it. if your finger smells like gas after doing so on one injector then this would be your problem.

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