1998 Chevy Cavalier I smell gas

Tiny
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  • 1998 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 182,000 MILES
It seems like when I use my heat and am sitting at a stop light my car smells like gas. If I turn off heat smell goes away and also when I am moving I do not smell gas either?
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Saturday, April 26th, 2008 AT 9:49 PM

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Tiny
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Is it only the heat or AC also? What about when you open the hood do you smell gas?

The air intake for the heater is on the pass side up by the front windsheild, better ck it out so something doesnt catch on fire
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Saturday, April 26th, 2008 AT 10:00 PM
Tiny
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I have not had to use the A/C for sometime I live in MN so I am not sure. But I can smell gas when I get out of my car too.
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Saturday, April 26th, 2008 AT 10:10 PM
Tiny
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I have been told that maybe it is an underhood fuel leak or more likely a leak in the evaporative emissions system that vents fuel tank
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Saturday, April 26th, 2008 AT 10:11 PM
Tiny
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If something in the vent sys was bad a ck engine light would be on

really get this checked out, dont want to see a fire

a fuel rail or an injector seal may be the problem
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Saturday, April 26th, 2008 AT 10:16 PM
Tiny
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Yeah my check engine light is on and has been on for a long time before this smell appeared. Why does it only smell like gas when heat is on and I am idling?

Thanks for the advice I will have to get it checked out soon!
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Saturday, April 26th, 2008 AT 10:29 PM
Tiny
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Because the heater vent for outside air is just on top of the engine in the firewall, and you also said it smelled like gas when you got out of the car.
Please dont drive the car
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Sunday, April 27th, 2008 AT 1:52 AM

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