97 mercury villager gas smell


Old 09-28-12, 12:33 PM
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97 mercury villager gas smell

97 villager when the gas gets down to the level that the gas light comes on all you can smell inside the van and outside is a strong smell of gas but when looking under the van there is no sign of a leak has anyone had this problem if so what did you find out

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Old 09-28-12, 05:25 PM
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My guess would be a leak in the evap emission control system. No check engine light? Here's a primer:

Automotive Evaporative Emissions - Part One - YouTube
Old 09-29-12, 04:36 PM
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Tank/lines rusted. My son had a '93 Vlilager that needed new fuel lines and brake lines due to rust. Lives across thge river in Windsor.
Old 09-29-12, 10:08 PM
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these vans are horrible about the fuel line connecting to the fuel rail leaking. try wiggling it while running.

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