Interior Gas smell - '99 Escort - Help!

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Old 03-11-06, 10:33 AM
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Interior Gas smell - '99 Escort - Help!

Hi - Our son has a '99 Escort, and has a gas smell all the time. It has about 100K on it, and he says that whenever he turns on the vents, there is a strong gas smell that comes in. He says that sometimes there is a small puddle beneath the front of the car, but being a college student, he hasn't taken the time to check to see if it smells like gas... : )

We have taken it for diagnostics, but I'd like some info so that I can be informed when the repair shop calls - my guess is that it is either - 1. a hole in the gas line, or 2. a gasket or seal problem.

Any information will be appreciated!

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Old 03-11-06, 10:44 AM
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could be an injector or fuel regulator leaking besides being the things your mentioned fuel line or oring seal that is leaking.
 
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Old 03-11-06, 11:03 AM
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Thanks for the info - Generally, what do these repairs cost? The car has been reliable, but we don't want to spend a fortune repairing it if it is not worth it....

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Old 03-11-06, 11:20 AM
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it could vary alot may be just 10 bucks for an oring at a quick release connection fitting or it could be a couple hundred for an injector or fuel line by the time you add parts and labor.
its not uncommon for shop labor rates to vary as much as 50 dollars an hour even in the same city. so alot depends on how much labor is involved and the labor rate being charged.
 
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Thanks for the info - I appreciate it!
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Old 03-11-06, 12:07 PM
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You need to pin point where it is leaking from.My gess is from a fuel hose. (This is juist my opinion.)
 
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Old 03-11-06, 02:16 PM
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whatever it is

What ever is leaking needs fixed ASAP a fuel leak is a no drive item,many cars have went up in flames from fuel leaks in engine bays.
 
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Thanks for the warnings and advice - we currently have it in for diagnostics and repair - I just wanted some opinions on what could be the possible problem...
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