1997 Dodge Avenger Inside of my Car smells like gasoline al

Tiny
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1997 Dodge Avenger

besides the smell of gasoline inside of my car all the time, every once in awhile while im driving the car it will die on me and will not restart till it has sat turned off for a few minutes. I had the fuel filter changed and that didnt seem to cure the problem of the smell or the car dieing on me. Any ideas of what may be going on and how to fix the problem?
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Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 AT 6:37 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there, I would be checking the fuel system of a leak as the fumes may well be getting drawn into the cabin by the ventilation system, this may also be the cause of tour starting problems as well, start here.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 AT 6:43 PM
Tiny
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Im a woman useing my husbands name he passed away and dont want mechanics taking me for money. Well it is scarry for me. I will be doing 45 miles an hour and the car will just die on me and after sitting for 5 minutes it will start back up. Plus all the smell of gasoline inside and outside of the car scares me too that it might catch on fire. I had the fuel filter changed, but still have the problem, so where do I start first, where do I have a mechanic look first so I sound inteligent and might now what im talking about. Tank you for your time, Mrs John C Campbell, Oklahoma
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Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 AT 7:32 PM
Tiny
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Hi there,

Ask your mechanic to inspect the fuel system for leaks, and also the purge system for function, as for the engine cutting out, I would get the ECU scanned for any unresolved fault codes, you may or may not have a check light on, you don't always get this light with all codes, ask for these relatively simple & quick checks to be done first.

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Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 AT 8:38 PM
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Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 AT 9:07 PM
Tiny
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There was no question on your last post.

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Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 AT 9:13 PM
Tiny
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For your help and your time". I guess the post didnt come out right right. Suzanne Campbell
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Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 AT 9:16 PM
Tiny
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Thank you Mark!
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Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 AT 9:17 PM

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