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Old 04-17-2009, 05:55 PM   #1
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STRONG odor of gas INSIDE only ...

I am a brand new Jeep owner!
Finally bought my 1st Wrangler and I'm pretty excited ... except ...

It smells like gas INSIDE only. I looked under tho hood, nothing, no odor or wet areas ... under the Jeep itself to see if there was anything on the ground or drips from the undercarriage ... nothing.

At first I thought maybe the previous owner had spilled some gas on the carpet or something so I cleaned the carpets with a steam cleaner. The smell was still there, but it was faint so I figured I had resolved the odor issue ... until I went for a ride!

I had the top off and the smell of gas STILL gave me a headache. When I stopped you could smell gas IN the Jeep, but not around it ... strange???

This is a 2005 "X" ... any ideas or suggestions?

Thanks for your help. I enjoy the forum!

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Old 04-17-2009, 06:19 PM   #2
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Perhaps your vapor return line to the tank or filler neck has come loose. Thats a tough one. I had a friend who had an injector crack and found the vents system was pulling the smell int the cab. You couldn't smell it from the outside until he popped the hood.

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Old 04-17-2009, 08:37 PM   #3
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Even after opening the hood you still can't smell any gas outside. It seems strongest towards the rear of the passenger compartment, you know, right above the tank.

Where are the vapor return lines? Is this something I could do or is it something that's pretty involved?
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