I have a 1986 ford ranger [2.9] and I am getting a strong gas smell

Asked by Mar 08, 2014 at 08:01 AM about the 1986 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab 4WD LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Could this be the fuel filter because it is coming right at the driver side door.

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this is a problem- a fire hazard and an environmental hazard- (you're breathin' it)- somehow, your closed fuel system has developed a leak- look for drips- last time this happened to me, it turned out to be injector seals on my 1981 Fiat Spider

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Stop driving until you can figure this one out. The Nylon fuel lines, fuel filter and sometimes a fuel pump are on the frame rail under your seat (as you described it). If you aren't mechanically inclined, have it towed to a shop. Don't drive it.

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