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After the dealer replaced the failed fuel pump in our 2005 R car we smelled gas in our garage. The dealer picked up the car and after a week they said had fixed the problem. They said that they tested the fuel system with some kind of leak detection equipment. This morning I found the smell of gas again in our garage. After looking under the car I found gas was leaking out of the driver side tank. It looks like there are two fuel tanks on the car, does anyone know? We do not smell the gas inside the car only on the outside. The fuel leak is not a drip but it does create a wet area on the tank and when you whip your fingers on it you feel the wetness and certainly smell the gas. I have lost faith with the service department and I am tried of them putting my wife life in jeopardy. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what to do? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Fuel Leak again (francisvega)

It is one tank, but with 2 sides. Pump access etc is under the driver's side rear seat IIRC.<br>
 

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Re: Fuel Leak again (francisvega)

First, keep the car out of your garage, or any place there may be an open flame from a water heater, clothes dryer, etc.<p>Is the tank deformed in any way that you can see? Bulged out, or sucked in? Do you see anyplace where it may have struck or ruptured? When you remove your gas cap, is there any positive or negative rush of air as the tank goes to atmospheric?<p>It may as simple as a crack in the tank. The dealer should be able to pressurize the tank and detect any leak. Do not let them hot glue or plastic weld any repair, the tank needs to be replaced!<p>Is the wetness you feel coming from the top of the tank and running down the side? If so it may just be sloppy work when they replaced the fuel pump, and did not refresh any required gaskets etc. Is it coming from a fuel line as opposed to the tank?<p>Above all, do not take any chances here. Have them pick up the car, AGAIN, and not return it until they are willing to have their family drive in it or park it in their garage!
 
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