Strong gas smell from rear of car

Discussion in '94-95 5.0 - Specific' started by Dr Fildo, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. Dr Fildo

    Dr Fildo Active Member

    Messages:
    302
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2008
    Location:
    Jersey
    '95 GT vert. Bone stock other than flowmaster mufflers. There is a strong gas smell from the rear of the car after I shut it off. There is no smell in the engine compartment, so I figure it isn't the charcoal canister. I haven't put gas in it for a few days, although the smell is stronger near the passenger rear. No smell in the interior. I do have a couple of golf ball sized holes in the mufflers, but the smell seems to be well behind that area. No CEL. Runs pretty well, other than the strong gasoline smell. Not terrible gas mileage.

    Any thoughts on what this is? Gas leak?
     
  2. rz5.0

    rz5.0 Legend

    Messages:
    5,853
    Likes Received:
    130
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2010
    Location:
    Great state of TEXAS
    Filler neck gourmet. .
     
  3. Tekton1377

    Tekton1377 Member

    Messages:
    186
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2013
    Location:
    D/FW, Texas
    ^^^^ This. That's the first thing that I had to change when I bought my 94 gt.
     
  4. Tekton1377

    Tekton1377 Member

    Messages:
    186
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2013
    Location:
    D/FW, Texas
    Look under your rear passenger tire well and see if it is leaking like this or if it is corroded. [​IMG]
     
  5. Dr Fildo

    Dr Fildo Active Member

    Messages:
    302
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2008
    Location:
    Jersey
    Cool. Thanks for the speedy response. And the Pic!
     
  6. toyman

    toyman Active Member

    Messages:
    874
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2008
    And tasty too.

    I would change the grommet though.
     
  7. rz5.0

    rz5.0 Legend

    Messages:
    5,853
    Likes Received:
    130
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2010
    Location:
    Great state of TEXAS
    Damn you got me.. I hate proof reading anything.