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sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
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I have strong gasoline odors during accelerations, (pt

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I have strong gasoline odors during accelerations
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the fuel filters?
Customer: (pt cruiser turbo convertible 2005) Thans for help!
JA: What year is your Convertible?
Customer: 2005
JA: Are you fixing your Convertible yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: change joints of injectors
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: smell sometimes desapear during 1 week and comes back
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 11 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

If you're smelling fuel it could either be a fuel leak or it could be unburned fuel leaving through the exhaust. You mentioned it happening on acceleration, if there was an actual fuel leak then acceleration shouldn't make a difference. It's also possible that you're smelling a fuel vapor leak from the evaporative emissions system.

Have you checked for fault codes?