I THINK I HAVE A LEAK OR A SMALL HOLE IN MY GAS TANK. CAN THIS BE FIXED AND HOW MUCH WOULD THIS COST?

  • Tiny
  • akline2012
  • 2000 Chevrolet Lumina
  • 98,000 miles

If I fill it up with gas you can smell it really bad and I noticed a small puddle leaked on my blacktop. If I only fill it 1/4 of the way full it does not do this but I noticed I am uing way more gas.

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Thursday, June 28th, 2012 AT 8:50 PM

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  • KHLow2008
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You would need to check where the leak is coming from. It could be from the seals of the fuel pump housing, hoses etc and definitely something can be done about it. The only thing we can't say would be the cost as you might even need to replace teh fuel tank.

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Thursday, June 28th, 2012 AT 8:57 PM
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  • saturntech9
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You will have to find the leak before you worry about fixing it. Can you see where its dripping from?

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Thursday, June 28th, 2012 AT 8:57 PM
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  • rasmataz
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If its a small leak-get a quickie fuel tank repair kit they do work-don't be like me I use bar soap back in the 70's-very dangerous repair

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Thursday, June 28th, 2012 AT 9:06 PM
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  • cadieman
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I used jb 24 hr. Weld on it

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Thursday, June 28th, 2012 AT 9:21 PM
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  • mikederouin88
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That car has a plastic tank doesn't it?

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Friday, June 29th, 2012 AT 11:03 AM
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  • cadieman
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Then use a rison base sealer.

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Friday, June 29th, 2012 AT 6:38 PM
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  • saturntech9
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Have you found where its actually leaking yet?

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Saturday, June 30th, 2012 AT 5:23 AM

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