Smells like gas

Tiny
BLANCA LOPEZ
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  • 1991 NISSAN MAXIMA
  • 3.0L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 182,000 MILES

Car always smells like gas mostly on cold starts. It leaks a lot of coolant and I believe the oil is leaking too. Car runs really rough and has a loud growling sound. This car was never token care of until falling into my hands.
Engine shakes like no other.

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Monday, February 12th, 2018 AT 9:57 PM

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Tiny
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Good morning.

The first thing I would do is check the fuel system for any external leaks. Raw fuel smell indicates a fuel leak.

The next thing I would do is to do a compression test to be sure the engine has the ability to produce power.

Roy

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Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 AT 1:43 AM
Tiny
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Hello BLANCA LOPEZ,

If you decide to conduct the compression test yourself here is a link to an article from our site with written step by step instructions, pictures and video to guide you:
https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-engine-compression

If you have any questions or need further advice please reply to your post and one of experts will be happy to help you.

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