Fuel smell

Tiny
THEROSCOE
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 113,000 MILES
My wife's Impala has reeked of gasoline for the past couple days. I finally had time today to give it a look and found this


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/402416_Fuel_leak_1.jpg



The connector had traces of fuel around it, and a small pool under it so I fired up the engine and it began pouring fuel. Is this a matter of replacing a seal or will the entire assembly need to be replaced? When it comes to fuel systems I've never even changed a fuel filter, so guidance on procedures would be very helpful as well.
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Friday, December 11th, 2009 AT 9:19 PM

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Tiny
MMPRINCE4000
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That is the fuel pressure feed line to the engine from the fuel pump in the tank. You can get replacement O'rings at most auto parts stores, I would replace the O'ring and retaining clip first, but if you see or smell ANY gasoline replace entire hose.
Most autoparts stores carry repair kits for these types of fuel connections.

DO NOT DRIVE A CAR that is leaking fuel.

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

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Saturday, December 12th, 2009 AT 8:57 AM

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