1997 Plymouth Voyager gasoline smell

Tiny
KELLGOOMN
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  • 1997 PLYMOUTH VOYAGER
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 230,000 MILES
I have a very strong gasoline smell which seems to be worse outside of the vehicle. I can also smell it inside when I have the heater on. What is wrong?
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Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 AT 2:46 PM

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Tiny
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Is the check engine light on? It probably should be, but it could be either a small pinhole in the fuel line, or the EVAP canister vent valve, or the cannister is full.
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Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 AT 5:31 PM
Tiny
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Yes, the check engine light is on.
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Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 AT 5:45 PM
Tiny
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Get to Autozone, they will read the codes for free, post the results, we can help more when we have your trouble code, so write it down and post it please!
You can also get two digit codes to flash on the check engine light, not as good as using a scantool but if tool isnt available this will lead us in the right direction here's the proceedure:
Using Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) 1. Ensure battery is fully charged. Turn ignition on and note operation of MIL. The MIL is located in message center above instrument panel. When ignition is first turned on, MIL should come on and remain on for 3 seconds to verify bulb and circuit operation and then go off. 2. Attempt to start engine. Turn ignition off. Without starting engine, turn ignition on, off, on, off and on within 5 seconds. Record 2-digit Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) as displayed by flashing MIL. 3. For example, DTC 24 will be displayed by 2 flashes, short pause and then 4 flashes. A short pause will exist between first and second digits on DTC. If more than one DTC is stored, after first DTC is displayed, there will be a longer pause and then another stored DTC will be displayed. 4. Once all DTCs are recorded, proceed to retrieving DTCs using scan tool to ensure all DTCs are obtained. See USING SCAN TOOL. NOTE: If MIL does not come on for 3 seconds and then go off, bulb circuit may be defective or problem area may exist on wire between between Powertrain Control Module (PCM) and instrument cluster.
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Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 AT 5:55 PM

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