A gas smell is very strong upon filling the tank, then goes away after about a day or so. As the tank emptys, the smell gets stronger.
We took the vehicle in to Firestone as we thought the problem might be related to the replaced fuel pump. They performed a smoke test and told us we needed a new gas tank. The reason given was that there was rust on the top of the tank near the fuel pump and some of the vents.
The gas tank has been replaced and we are experiencing the same problem.
We took the vehicle back to Firestone, they smoke tested again and said they could not find a problem. Suggested we need to let the gas level drop further than the 3/4 mark since more vapors seem to be escaping after the fuel level drops.
Before dropping the vehicle off again. Can you provide some information to help me make an educated decision on any further repairs that are suggested? This already cost me $800.00 for the new gas tank.
Thank you very much
have the same problem?
Saturday, September 19th, 2009 AT 8:34 PM