Gas leaker.

Tiny
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1998 Mazda B4000 4x4 truck, 152,000 miles--in good shape. Question--I've noticed that when the truck is parked on a steep incline (rear of truck much higher than the front), with a full gas tank, gas leaks out and covers the front half of the bottom of the fuel tank, and it is wet up both sides of the tank as far as I can see. It is not coming from the filler cap--looks to be coming from the TOP of the tank somewhere (towards the front, near the center). I wouldn't think this is normal, but really don't know. The fuel pump was replaced about 3000 miles ago by a dealer, so am wondering if maybe something wasn't installed correctly, or is loose? Or possibly at this type of angle maybe this is normal with a completely full gas tank? Replies are appreciated. I asked this question in the ford ranger section since this truck is basically the same thing, but had no responses and figured I'd ask it here (even though I don't see B4000 listed, and this IS a truck, not a car). Butif anyone sees this question and would like to replythank you.
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Thursday, May 25th, 2006 AT 5:45 PM

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Tiny
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Take it back to the place that installed the pump they didnt get it sealed this is not normal and possibley dangerous take it back as soon as you read this
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Thursday, May 25th, 2006 AT 11:17 PM
Tiny
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Sdalton19--Thank you very much for your reply. Kinda what I thought--I have called the shop back and am taking it in next Tuesday. I'm not going to drive the truck till then--as I agree--could be very dangerous. Thanks again, Recaroguy.
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Friday, May 26th, 2006 AT 9:25 AM

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