2002 Subaru WRX All Wheel Drive Manual 80000 miles
I have a 2002 Impreza WRX, Standard transmission.
When the outdoor temp gets below about 45 deg F the inside of my car (and outside near the hood) is overwhelmed with the smell of gasoline. It doesn't matter how long the car has been running. It's so bad I can't turn on the heat when the car isn't in motion, I live in Boston so no heat = torture. I assume since it doesn't smell when the car is in motion that the wind blows the fumes away before they enter the car.
I've had this problem for 2+ years and tried a few times to get it fixed. My car is in the shop right now and my mechanic is stumped. I need a new catalytic converter (failed state emissions) so maybe that will help? He also said there's a small exhaust leak in the area that will be repaired with the new converter so I'm really hoping that's it. But I'm skeptical b/c last winter I had an exhuast leak fixed that was supposed to cure the smell, but no change.
The dealership suggested it 'might' need a new fuel rail, but they weren't confident that would solve the problem so I passed.
Any ideas? I appreciate your help.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 AT 3:45 PM