1989 Bronco II 2.9 liter fuel injection, runs good, but smells of gasoline when you shut off the engine.

Asked by Jan 16, 2015 at 06:20 PM about the 1989 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The Bronco starts and runs good, but in the garage afterward it has a strong gasoline smell...

3 Answers

415

Make sure all the sparkplug wires are in the right order. If you try fuel injector cleaner, try Lucas brand. Check to see if the distributor is loose, the timing may be off. Spark plugs and wires may need to be replaced, along with the distributor cap and rotor. If the smoke is black, it is burning oil, if white, it is burning water, greyish, it may be excess gas the engine can't burn. You should be able to tell by the smell also. If fuel injectors are bad, it may smell like gasoline inside the vehicle.

Thank you. The Bronco II does not smoke at all and you can't smell gasoline inside the vehicle. I had thought about fuel injection cleaner, but it runs good - it does not miss and it starts right up. I don't drive it that often, but when I do after I walk back into my garage it smells like raw gasoline.

415

Check your fuel filter and also check for a leak. Check your trunk to make sure it doesn't smell like gas in there.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Ford Bronco 7 answers

    got a 89 ford bronco || 2.9 engine cranks bt wont start any suggestions?? was running fine then just died out while driving

    1989 Ford Bronco II

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 89 Ford bronco ii xlt won't start 1 answer

    I have a 89 Ford bronco ii with a 2.9 l v6 I had a blown head gasket so I changed out the gaskets I did everything by the book I bought a Chilton's manual so I knew I wouldn't screw it up I follo...

    1989 Ford Bronco II XLT 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1988 ford bronco 2 xlt motor ticking issues on highway. 3 answers

    I have a 88 ford bronco 2 xlt 2 wheel drive v6 2.9 liter electronic fuel injected motor. When I travel on the highway going 65 withing 5 or 10 minutes a loud ticking almost knocking noise starts unt...

    1988 Ford Bronco II XLT

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • bronco want stay running 1 answer

    I have a 1989 bronco II that when you crank the engine it will run for a second or two then cut off. I have replaced both fuel pumps, i have fuel pressure at the rail and about 40lbs of pressure on th...

    1989 Ford Bronco II

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • what size tires should be on a stock 89 ford bronco 2 22 answers

    1989 Ford Bronco II

    -

    General

Bronco II

Looking for a Used Bronco II in your area?

CarGurus has 25 nationwide Bronco II listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Ford Bronco II Questions

Ford Bronco II Experts

#1 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 580
#2 Andrew Olsen
Andrew Olsen
Reputation 230
#3 Colin Rivet
Colin Rivet
Reputation 220
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Bronco
195 listings
Used Jeep Wrangler
273 Great Deals out of 18,090 listings starting at $2,950
Used Ford Ranger
189 Great Deals out of 5,827 listings starting at $1,650
Used Ford F-150
2,189 Great Deals out of 206,259 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford Mustang
464 Great Deals out of 45,659 listings starting at $1,999
Used Jeep Cherokee
432 Great Deals out of 52,616 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Corvette
118 Great Deals out of 20,545 listings starting at $3,000
Used Chevrolet Blazer
3 Great Deals out of 1,157 listings starting at $500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
213 Great Deals out of 30,765 listings starting at $1,217
Used Toyota Land Cruiser
18 Great Deals out of 1,124 listings starting at $3,700
Used Chevrolet S-10
9 Great Deals out of 1,338 listings starting at $1,395

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.