gas smell

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Old 12-13-02, 07:59 AM
mmina
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gas smell

hi

I have a 1998 hyundai elantra which has approximately 80000 miles on it. yesterday, I took it for a major tune up where the fuel filter was changed besides other things that are changed. Since then, every time I start the car, there is a smell of gas, not very very strong but still strong enough to smell. Then I can smell the gas a little bit once a while when driving. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as to what may be causing this problem. does a new fuel filter have such a smell and it disappears slowly?
 
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Old 12-13-02, 10:53 AM
fordman30
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gas smell

carry back and have them to check for a leak
 
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Old 12-13-02, 02:19 PM
davidf
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They probably spilled gas when they changed the gas filter.It happened to me several months ago as I was watching they spewed gas all over the battery while removing the gas filter.
 
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Old 12-16-02, 08:14 AM
mmina
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Thank you

Thanks to both of you for replying. I took the car back to the mechanic and I mentioned that occassionally, I smell gas inside the car but not from outside. His response was "But I don't smell any gas.Then again my clothes are damped in fuel since I am a mechanic." He looked at the fuel filter and said that it did not have any leaks. I suggested to him that I would come back next week if I can still smell gas and he should look at it then. Hopefully, he would look at it. I just wanted to know what could be causing that so I can make suggestions to him, if he has no clues.

thanks

mina
 
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Old 12-16-02, 10:35 AM
Joe_F
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Have him relook at any connections that may have been disturbed in the work he did. Barring that, did you make sure the gas cap isn't loose or the seal is broken on it?
 
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