2006 CHEVY COBALT. GAS SMELL AROUND THE CAR AFTER DRIVING IT.

  • Tiny
  • dernel
  • 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt
  • 74,000 miles

There is a gas smell when the a/c is on fresh air, but no gas smell when on recirculate. Car also takes slightly longer to crank than usual. Are these things related? Any suggestions?

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 AT 8:20 PM

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  • Tiny
  • DrCranknWrench
  • Expert
  • 3,458 posts

There is probably a gas leak in the engine compartment. The fresh air is pulled in from just in front of the bottom of the windshield, so any odors from the engine bay will make it into the car.
A small leak in a fuel injection system will drop the pressure enough to cause hard starting.
You also have a fire hazard on your hands so take it to a repair facility ASAP.

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Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 AT 8:24 PM

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