2002 Kia Sportage gas smell especially when cold

Tiny
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  • 2002 KIA SPORTAGE
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
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  • 107,000 MILES
I have had this problem for 4 years, since I first purchased the car used. Today, I finally took it to my mechanic and they insisted all 4 of my fuel injectors are leaking and need to be replaced. Yet, I would like a second opinion and keep finding sites online that insist this problem has to do with spring clamps used that malfunction when it's cold. Any suggestions?
Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 AT 6:27 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi:
I agree that you should have a second opinion too. However, it isn't uncommon for the injectors to leak.

Joe
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Friday, March 6th, 2009 AT 10:21 AM
Tiny
MRBORIQUA2004
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You should check your gas line from the gas regulator and others around. I had that problem and I found out the fuel lines were dry rotted and craked.
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Saturday, March 21st, 2009 AT 5:57 PM

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