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2003 Buick LeSabre Question: Strong smell of gasoline in the passenger compartment.

 

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L George, Philadelphia, PA, February 26, 2011, 15:59
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There is a strong smell of gas in the passenger compartment when the engine initially starts and particularly when the heater is running. The check engine light is on. The light is steady...not flashing.

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    Ambler Tire Co., Inc. (100 Answers) , Ambler, PA - (215) 646-9150
    ambler February 27, 2011, 11:57
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    I would get the engine light code checked,I suspect it will be an Evap. fault.Be sure when you get gas not to over fill the gas tank.This can cause problems with you vapor canister.

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    March 06, 2011, 10:21
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    small fuel leak fuel rail lines/fuel regulater hose leak

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    Visitor, March 31, 2011, 15:51

    Thanks Mech2525.

    Your diagnosis was absolutely correct. Are you a mechanic?

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    Visitor, March 31, 2011, 18:06

    glad I can help

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    Visitor, April 02, 2011, 04:38

    I have an additional check engine code related to my transmission:

    P1811 Maximum adapt & long shift.

    Can you briefly explain what this is? And do you have any idea of what this type of repair might cost? Thanks.

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