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Strange smell and stalling in reverse

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Old 10-04-2018, 07:56 PM
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My 2002 MC SS. 89k miles. Has a strange “gas” smell. Thought maybe it was using bad gas. But have switched and it never has changed. Car is stalling when I put it in reverse. If I feather the pedal it will not stall. When driving it does “hesitate” sometimes. Check engine light came on, reset it. Did not write it down. I know. Has not came back on
 
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Old 10-05-2018, 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Apachie View Post
My 2002 MC SS. 89k miles. Has a strange “gas” smell. Thought maybe it was using bad gas. But have switched and it never has changed. Car is stalling when I put it in reverse. If I feather the pedal it will not stall. When driving it does “hesitate” sometimes. Check engine light came on, reset it. Did not write it down. I know. Has not came back on
Sometimes if the fuel fill vent is plugged that could be the issue also check the fuel filter and maybe replace it. Interior cabin filter might need to be changed too.
 
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Old 10-05-2018, 11:39 AM
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I just Googled "car smells like gas" and this is what I see as common causes:

(1) Bad or broken gas cap (also considered a leak)
(2) Gas leaks - injector leak (o-ring or seal), fuel injection line leak, fuel line leak, faulty canister
(3) Low fuel pressure - bad pressure regulator (this would explain the smell and low power/fuel efficiency)
 

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