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Car smells like gas when I shut if off and spiders when I press on the gas

(1990 Mercury Sable)
in San Jacinto, CA on February 01, 2017
It sputters when I give it gas and when I let up on the throdle it stops spidering. And going threw a lot of gas. Smell real bad like gas after I shut it off
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Sounds like a misfire. (engine light flashing)? Unburned fuel will collect in the exhaust and make a smell of fuel. Also could have fuel leak and low fuel pressure
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on February 03, 2017
Sounds like a stuck fuel injector to me. Check your oil for gas. Pull the dip stick and give it a sniff test. If it smells like gas then its whats called fuel bleached. Do not try to drive it under this condition. I have seen oil pans blow off if the fuel level in the oil reaches a combustible saturation.
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