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Gas Smell in Cabin

Postby Dechay43 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:15 pm

Hello everyone, i have a 1998 isuzu rodeo 4x4 and everytime i fill up with gas, i get a gas fumes in my cabin. It goes away in about 15-30 min. What do you think is the cause of the smell? It only smells after i fill up with gas. I know my fuel pump needs to be replaced because i have the common problem of the gas gauge not working. The pump itself is fine but im going to just replace the whole assembly. Could it be the seal around the pump itself? Thanks for any info!!
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Re: Gas Smell in Cabin

Postby DSUZU » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:11 am

Sorry nobody has responded. Things to check / have checked. All around fuel filler area (under truck too). Some have found rust holes in the metal fuel fill pipe. Beyond that the charcoal cannister (about the size of a coffee can) under the hood. Look for any loose, cracked or missing hoses. HTH, Dennis
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Re: Gas Smell in Cabin

Postby Dechay43 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:17 pm

Thank you for the information!!! Im going to get right on that. Is there anything else that it could be?
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Re: Gas Smell in Cabin

Postby firstcherokeekid » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:17 pm

I am actually having the same issue and can not find the problem.
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Re: Gas Smell in Cabin

Postby EricJette » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:13 pm

If you over fill your tank you are bound to have some fumes in the cabin but they should dissipate within 5 minutes, since it sounds like you may have a leak , check ALL your fuel lines for cracks, or leaks , the filler tube included. an get a brand new gas cap for it. With a full tank rock the vehicle ( stand on bumper and jump up and down) then get underneath and check the top of fuel tank with your hand for wetness around fuel pump and rollover valve gaskets. If you have a panel cut out for accesses , all the better to check.

Your solution may simply be not to fill all the way up to the point the station gas pump automaticly shuts off. Or a new gas cap might solve your problem as well.
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Re: Gas Smell in Cabin

Postby firstcherokeekid » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:47 pm

Thanks, I will start with your advice. It only lasts for about 10 mins right after fill up, but it is so strong inside the truck that I have to let the windows down. I have not been able to find a leak.
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Re: Gas Smell in Cabin

Postby EricJette » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:09 pm

You may need to pull an interior panel off to fully inspect the filler neck.
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Re: Gas Smell in Cabin

Postby IMYooper » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:57 am

I would check the condition of the metal portion of the fuel fill pipe. If the bolts are not too rusty, remove the splash shield behind the left rear tire and you will have full view of the fill and vent lines going down to the fuel tank, for inspection. (of course, you will have to remove the left rear tire too).

I had a '98 rodeo and the metal elbow between the gas cap and the rubber hose at the fuel tank had a rust hole in it and it would drip fuel every time I refueled. If I recall correctly, after I removed the metal elbow, I went to auto parts store and bought a metal elbow for an exhaust system to replace it.
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Re: Gas Smell in Cabin

Postby Derek Lodi » Thu May 11, 2017 8:51 am

In addition, the tank could get rusty. I can't help being who you are, but you can find free slot machines and play online in Australia.
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