2001 Volvo S60 Smell of gas

Tiny
IGGY4SHRT
  • 2001 VOLVO S60

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2001 Volvo S60 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 67000 miles

I am smelling gas inside my car and now sometimes I have to punp the gas to start it.

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Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 AT 12:00 PM

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Tiny
KLSHIEL
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It sounds like you have a gas leak somewhere. Have you noticed any small puddles under your car or drips. They will disipate after a couple of hours so checking in the morning will not work.

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Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 AT 12:08 PM
Tiny
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I saw a small puddle once. Where exactly should I check? I'm thinking it may be the fuel pump but I dont know where it is or what it looks like.

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Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 AT 12:12 PM
Tiny
KLSHIEL
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A fuel pump can cause the hard to start problem, but it will not cause you to smell gas. I do not know for certain on your car but the pump on most cars is in the tank. A fuel filter can cause the problem, but again you will not smell gas. The place to check is along the steel fuel lines under your car. There will be two thicker lines one a return line and one a supply the supply will have the fuel filter in it. The fuel filter is a small cylinder with a line in and a line out. There will also be thinner lines. These are brake lines. Look for rust on the lines. If you find a spot that is rusted, and looks wet you have probably found your leak.

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Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 AT 12:21 PM
Tiny
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Thank you very much.

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Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 AT 12:32 PM
Tiny
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MY GIRLFRIEND HAD THE SAME PROBLEM. I SAW THAT THERE WAS A RECALL IN SOME CARS FOR THE S60 2001-2002 FOR THIS PROBLEM.
YOU MUST CALL VOLVO OF AMERICA AND GIVE THEM YOUR VIN # TO SEE THAT YOUR CAR IS IN THERE DATABASE. IT PROBABLY IS. THEN YOU CAN GO TO YOUR DEALERSHIP FOR THE REPAIR.
THEY WON'T CHARGE YOU ANYTHING.

BUT REMEMBER CALL VOLVO OF AMERICA FIRST, NOT YOUR DEALERSHIP. THEY WOULD WANT TO CHARGE YOU FOR THIS.

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Saturday, November 8th, 2008 AT 8:19 AM
Tiny
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OH, I FORGOT THAT THE PROBLEM IS THE FUEL PUMP. THAT IS THE RECALL FOR.

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Saturday, November 8th, 2008 AT 8:22 AM
Tiny
JEFF LYDIC
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This is a fuel pump problem, but there is NO recall for this, Volvo has extended the warranty on the fuel pump. That is all.

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Monday, November 17th, 2008 AT 5:46 PM
Tiny
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Recall ID # 07V152000 - FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP - Hide Details
Recall Date: APR 05, 2007
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Model Affected: S60
Potential Units Affected: 1681

Recall Date:
APR 05, 2007

Model Affected:
2002 VOLVO S60

Summary:
ON CERTAIN VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF ARIZONA AND NEVADA, DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF FUEL QUALITY AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS, THE FUEL PUMP MAY, IN CERTAIN CASES, EXPERIENCE A REDUCED FUNCTIONALITY. THE MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS WOULD BE FUEL ODOR.

Consequence:
FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL PUMP FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 10, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLVO AT 1-800-458-1552.

Potential Units Affected:
1681

Notes:
VOLVO CARS OF N.A. LLC. 176

I have a 2002 S60 and live in florida and had the same problem. Volvo replaced the fuel pump free of charge.

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Monday, November 17th, 2008 AT 8:22 PM
Tiny
VSHOBE1262
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I have a Volvo 2001 and when you pull the dipstick out of the engine you can smell gasoline on the oil stick what does this mean

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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 AT 6:38 PM
Tiny
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You need to start a new question, and PLEASE! List the engine size and mileage. This was a conversation between just two people, and your addition is not going to be seen by any of the other experts. They won't have a chance to reply. That does you a disservice.

Excessive gas in the engine oil is typically caused by a leaking injector or a spark-related misfire. The fuel supply system should hold pressure for many days after the engine is stopped. If an injector is leaking, the fuel can run into a cylinder, then past the piston rings and into the oil. The clue is there will be an uncommonly-long crank time before the engine starts and runs.

With a misfire, the unburned fuel mostly goes out the exhaust, but the misfire should be detected, a diagnostic fault code would be set, and the Check Engine light would be on or flashing. What little gas managed to sneak into the oil would likely vaporize and be draw out and burned as fast as it got in. The exception is if you do a lot of short-trip driving. The cold oil will make it harder for the gas to vaporize, so it will condense and stay in the oil.

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Thursday, March 30th, 2017 AT 6:19 PM

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