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I have a 2006 Suzuki grand vitara and it has a very bad fuel…

I have a 2006...

I have a 2006 Suzuki grand vitara and it has a very bad fuel smell inside and outside of the vehicle but I can't find a leak. This is a common problem with these but I can't find how to fix it

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, can you actually see the leak?

No

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Grand Vitara yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes and just a visual inspection around the fuel injector rail

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I was told it has something to do with a washer in between the banjo bolt and the fuel rail

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Finding a fuel leak is not easy since it evaporates so fast and one whiff of it affects your nose's ability to further pinpoint. My suggestion is to disconnect the fuel line prior to the injector rail and supply compressed air there at 50psi. Then use a stethoscope to listen to all fuel line connection areas and seal areas. I normally find it at the fuel rail line connection or the injectors.

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