I have a 1988 honda accord carburated and everytime i start it up it smells like gas and i always end up smelling like but odor is very strong does anyone knows what can i do

Asked by Mar 03, 2015 at 09:03 AM about the 1988 Honda Accord LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1988 honda accord lx carburated 5 speed

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7,075

aree there any gas leaks from the carb while the engine is running

I don't think so

Everytime i start it up you could smell strong odor of gas coming out through muffler

7,075

it is normal to smell like gas but it should not linger very long

I just don't want to smell gas all day because it makes me sick but thank you

7,075

is there a check engine light on it sounds like you have a bad catalytic converter

When i bought it it didn't have a check engine light on but then i noticed it was not working

7,075

you need to have you exaust system inspected cause gas contains benzene which is a addictive drug that is not good for you

Yes thank you i will do so

2,895

Take the car to an auto parts store like advance or autozone etc. They will use a computer code reader to check for any stored codes. Start there and list all/any that show then for the repairs, you start with the first code and see if the problem persists. I suspect you have a problem someplace in the purge system for the pollution controls. It is probably a bad check or purge valve.

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