Found a wet spot on top of gas tank on my 2001 Honda accord


Asked by Apr 29, 2014 at 06:03 PM about the Honda Accord Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Just bought a 01Honda Accord Coupe 3.0 Engine VTEC V6 previous owner claimed that when he fills up the tank it smells like gas but when it goes down to half a tank the smells go away. Took it to Good Year and they told me that the found a wet spot on top of the gas tank so it could be a gas line leak, gas pump or anything else and that it would be a costly job. Any ideas or people that had the same issue?

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Tom Demyan

Sounds like the gas tank seal or hose is leaking. You will need to drop the tank to inspect. It isn't that bad a job, cost is mostly labor.


most tanks rot along the seam on top of the tank where dirt and salt collect over the years. Leaking gas could cause a fire so it's a little more serious than it smells bad,

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