Gas smell inside van

Tiny
KUCHLER 123
  • MEMBER
  • 1998 FORD WINDSTAR
  • 3.8L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 1,700,298 MILES
When I fill my gas tank up when I drive there's a strong order of gas, but when the gas gets to halfway down there is no smell or leaks.
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 AT 8:13 AM

3 Replies

Tiny
KASEKENNY1
  • EXPERT
More than likely this is a purge solenoid or canister issue. Basically what happens is when you fill the tank the vapor is pushed into this system and the purge valve allows the vapor into the engine. More then likely this is leaking and allowing that vapor to enter the passenger compartment through the HVAC system.

I attached the process on how to replace the solenoid. We should start here and inspect all the lines going to the solenoid for cranking or leaks.

Let me know if you have questions. Thanks
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
+1
Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 AT 8:30 AM
Tiny
KUCHLER 123
  • MEMBER
Thanks. Can't see the picture but I got the idea.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 AT 8:37 AM
Tiny
KASEKENNY1
  • EXPERT
Sorry. Here are the pictures a little larger. The website does shrink them when they get attached. Let me know if you have questions. Thanks
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
+1
Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 AT 8:49 AM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Sponsored links