Hi leethsoccer. Welcome to the forum. You're the second person today with this problem. Look for leaks under the right side of the car between the two tires, especially if you live in a state where they throw a pound of road salt on an ounce of snow. It only takes a tiny pinhole leak in one of the metal lines running from the tank to the engine to make a nasty smell. Also look at the sides of the gas tank for wetness or signs of staining from leaking gas. Check the rubber hoses too that connect the fill tube to the tank.
There can also be a rotted or disconnected hose in the emissions system. Look for the charcoal canister. Its job is to absorb fumes from expanding gas in the tank and channel them to the engine to be burned when it is running. There will be fumes from those hoses if they are loose or rotted, but no wet fuel.
Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 AT 9:36 PM