I have a v6 2003 Pontiac Grand am GT. It was getting about 28 MPG and the last 3 months it started smelling of gas at start up and now I am getting 15MPG. Is this common? What might be leaking? It starts fine and runs fine.... just sucks the gas!

Asked by Aug 13, 2014 at 01:55 PM about the 2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

started smelling of gas at start up and now I am getting 15MPG. Is this common? What
might be leaking?

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Highly recommend you do not drive car before finding and fixing leak. When you can smell raw gasoline there is a very real risk of fire. Could be fuel lines, connections on injector rail, and others

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Oh yeah, NOT common. That car can be replaced, You can't be. If you have ever been near a car fire you would understand how serious this is and why I go out of my way to warn you

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It only smells of gas when I first start it up and then after it runs a min the smell stops. Thats why I first thought injectors? I havent drove it for weeks now but would really like to be able to soon

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http://clean.injectorrx.com/leaking-fuel-injectors/ ......have a look at that page. Very well could be injectors

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From time to time you run into a fuel injector that fails. It can fail and start leaking fuel externally, or the electronics can fail and it can stop working. It’s usually pretty easy to find a bad fuel injector if it’s leaking externally, just put your eyes on it. If you see fuel leaking out of it, replace it. Pasted From: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-performance-issues?start=5

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