idles rough and smell gas but no leak

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Asked by Mar 20, 2011 at 11:38 AM about the 1995 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The timing belt went out and was replaced about 5 months ago. now it has started
idling very rough, shuts off when the AC is on, and we have started to smell gas.
HELP PLEASE. I can do work on the car but I can't diagnose the issue.

4 Answers

bad iac ,out of time,pinhole in gas line cloged gas filter.

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okay iac is not a term I am familiar with what is that? Also I adjusted the timing today and it improved some but still not quite right. what are the ods of having more than one issue causing the same symptoms?

IAC,Idle Air Control,is located on throttle body,has 2 screws a pig tail plug,they get cloged with carbon,you can clean it with carb cleaner or replace it,eather eay dont push in on the prindle that is sticking out of it,the computer sets it.i would also check fuel lines for a leak sence you smelling gas.

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Thanks for this. I cleaned it and found that there was a leak in the hose between the fuel filler neck and the tank. replaced hose no more gas smell. Also idling fine now

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