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When i went to leave, i started my car (2001 white Pontiac  grand am) i noticed after starting it i smelled gas we drove like a foot and seen something leaking on the road behind us, so we stopped, got out and seen that gas was leaking towards the front of the car underneath of course . We pulled back up at home shut the car off and noticed the puddle of gas from my car earlier that day. it had a quarter of a tank in gas, runs great. I'm not sure what the problem is.

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Hi katelyn:

With out seeing it I can't tell you for sure but being it's 12 years old you could have an issue with a rotted/rusted out fuel line causing a leak under the car. It could be a fuel pressure regulator on the engine leaking or a connetion between the flines and the engine. either way I would not start and drive the car. Have it towed to a shop to get it repaired. good luck :-)

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General auto repair,electrical issues,driveability issues,anti-lock brakes,SIR systems,HVAC,engine performance,Gm specific. I have worked at my current dealership since the 1990 model year anything much older than that I have limited exposure to. I do not have very much transmission experience so those question you may want to ask of another expert. When you send me a question let me know the exact make/model/engine and year for the car or suv you have it makes it easier to answer the questions that way. If your happy with the answer I gave you please feel free to Donate. This is a free service to you and I am not compensated at all by this web site. I have 22 years of experience to share with you and my knowledge wasn't free to me. I had to pay for my education.

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Experience in the area: I have been a technician in GM dealerships for over 22 years and I am a ASE master technician. I work at a Buick and GMC truck store Previously I worked at a Pontiac GMC store for 18 years. I Served a a lead technician when dealership was on a team system. I just recently moved to a Buick,Hummer,Saab Store when my franchise was purchased by this dealership. Organizations: ASE master technician

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Education/Credentials:High school diploma,2 year vocational school degree 2 year college degree. Associates degree in applied sciences (auto technology)Awards and Honors: GMC master technician

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Master GMC truck technician Master ASE technician in 9 categories

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