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Toyota Repair/94 Camry 2.2 Gas odor


Hi Ted ,
Big fan here.
My 94 Camry 140k  has developed a strong gas smell .
It is mostly in the rear of the car and cannot be smelled from the inside of vehicle i'm a handy person and do most maintenance on it myself but do not know where to start with this issue . Under the hood I do not smell raw gas and seems to be stronger on the passenger rear .
Thank You in advance for your time and help.


Hello, I'll have to start with the obvious, is the gas cap sealing or is there any damage to the filler neck? If not check underneath at the gas tank area, any fuel leakage should be obvious, I believe on this model the fuel evap canister is located at the rear just behind the tank, these can get saturated with fuel over time and overflow or develop cracks as well as breather hoses going from it and the tank or the front from the engine, I assume the check engine light is not staying on?  

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