92 Camry - Fuel Smell

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Old 22 Dec 2005, 04:51 pm   #1 (permalink)
Dash Riprock
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Default 92 Camry - Fuel Smell

My 92 wagon just started smelling like gas. I am sure there isn't a leak as
1) The fuel tank builds pressure while driving. (I get gas after driving and
when I remove the cap there is slight built up pressure) 2) There are no
drips 3) Fuel mileage is excellent as always 4) The smell is intermittent.

I was wondering if there may be an issue with my vapout canister, PCV valve,
air cleaner, gas cap etc. Any ideas or similar experiences.

Currently it is too dam cold and sloppy here to get under the car and I
would prefer ideas before the dealer puts it to me.

Thanks
BC
1992 Camry Wagon
425,000 km.


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Old 22 Dec 2005, 05:20 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 92 Camry - Fuel Smell

My 91 smells of gas, its got a leak somewhere. near the tank. If smell
isnt from engine compartment, its a leak.

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Old 22 Dec 2005, 06:05 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: 92 Camry - Fuel Smell

I had the same problem with my 93 Camry. The tank was leaking but there was
no sign of gas dripping anywhere except dark stains on the tank. The dirt on
the tank acted as a sponge. After tank and filler neck were repaired,
problem solved.
I have a feeling this may be a common problem with Camry driven on roads
that are sprayed with salt.

"Dash Riprock" <DashIs@Home.ca> wrote in message
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> My 92 wagon just started smelling like gas. I am sure there isn't a leak
> as
> 1) The fuel tank builds pressure while driving. (I get gas after driving
> and
> when I remove the cap there is slight built up pressure) 2) There are no
> drips 3) Fuel mileage is excellent as always 4) The smell is intermittent.
>
> I was wondering if there may be an issue with my vapout canister, PCV
> valve,
> air cleaner, gas cap etc. Any ideas or similar experiences.
>
> Currently it is too dam cold and sloppy here to get under the car and I
> would prefer ideas before the dealer puts it to me.
>
> Thanks
> BC
> 1992 Camry Wagon
> 425,000 km.
>
>



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Old 22 Dec 2005, 09:23 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: 92 Camry - Fuel Smell

On Thu, 22 Dec 2005 17:51:24 -0500, Dash Riprock wrote:

> My 92 wagon just started smelling like gas. I am sure there isn't a leak as
> 1) The fuel tank builds pressure while driving. (I get gas after driving and
> when I remove the cap there is slight built up pressure) 2) There are no
> drips 3) Fuel mileage is excellent as always 4) The smell is intermittent.
>
> I was wondering if there may be an issue with my vapout canister, PCV valve,
> air cleaner, gas cap etc. Any ideas or similar experiences.
>
> Currently it is too dam cold and sloppy here to get under the car and I
> would prefer ideas before the dealer puts it to me.
>
> Thanks
> BC
> 1992 Camry Wagon
> 425,000 km.


My Mom complains of this in cold weather in her '86. I can't find
anything; the only thing I can think is that the heat has something to do
with it, but I can't figure what.

Does it smell like gas parked? My '85 Celica last spring staerted smelling
like gas, but only when it was running, and I found the fuel lines had
rust pinholes in them. Only smelled it when pressurized.

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Old 22 Dec 2005, 10:19 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: 92 Camry - Fuel Smell

> My 92 wagon just started smelling like gas. I am sure there isn't a leak
> as
> 1) The fuel tank builds pressure while driving. (I get gas after driving
> and
> when I remove the cap there is slight built up pressure) 2) There are no
> drips 3) Fuel mileage is excellent as always 4) The smell is intermittent.
>
> I was wondering if there may be an issue with my vapout canister, PCV
> valve,
> air cleaner, gas cap etc. Any ideas or similar experiences.
>
> Currently it is too dam cold and sloppy here to get under the car and I
> would prefer ideas before the dealer puts it to me.
>
> Thanks
> BC
> 1992 Camry Wagon
> 425,000 km.


My 05 Camry smelled gas in the car when I pulled into garage, and the whole
garage smelled gas a few minutes after shut off. I started checking the fuel
lines and injector in the engine compartment (it was obviously from the
front of the car). I touched the fuel injector and my fingers were covered
with gas. The dealer fixed it and no more gas smell since.

I'd decide which section of the car the smell comes from and start checking
the gas line.


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