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Strong gas smell directly after starting the engine

(1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport)
in Salisbury, NC on January 04, 2012
everytime i start the engine shortly after within seconds you get a strong gas fume smell, not an exhaust smell but more of a gasoline smell, any ideas as to why that is?
i have taken it to the repair shop a few times for brakes and other assorted things yet none of the mechanics say anything about it like it is normal or something.
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on February 01, 2012
Check your fuel cap, replace it. Are you getting a check engine light? My wife was complaining about the same issue, I replace the cap from Advance Auto. If not check at your fuel hose is secure, the vent goes back into the main filler hose
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