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Unread 09-13-2001, 11:17 PM   #1
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Fuel leak

Hey all,

When I'm parked on an incline (not even THAT terrible steal) I have gas coming out of the jeep (seems to be coming from the bottom right corner of the body which leads me to suspect a leak in tank). Is a leak the case or is that a jeep problem with bad positioning or someting? I have an 88 laredo if that makes a difference. Thanks

88 YJ Laredo 3 inches suspension, 33x12.50s, 4x Warn driving lights
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Unread 09-15-2001, 11:40 AM   #2
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Sounds like the seam on the tank has rotted out. A new tank would be the fix.
-1985 XJ. Trail beater in the making.

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Unread 09-17-2001, 12:04 PM   #3
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1st look for two hoses (comeing from the right side of the gas tank) which merge into one line this is to relieve gases and pressure from the tank sould run to charcoal filter I think in front. their is a valve which is designed to close in a rollover. I have seen these get caught/riped when offroading and people just stuffing the line up (verticle)into either the rear quarter behind tail light or tieing to frame to keep gas from running out. Look for this because the previous owner may have done this and forgotin about it.
I wonder were that dirt road goes?

'89 YJ 4 banger all stock, replacing all the worn out guts first, 97 grand cherokee limited
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Unread 09-28-2001, 05:12 PM   #4
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yeah i had the same problem, i went to the jeep dealer , bought the two rear hoses for the fuel tank, and replaced them myself! took care of the smell... i have about 107,000 miles and they were the stock lines so if this matches whats happening you might wanna try that.
Dont go to Western Auto and w4d in Reno NV, they stole 11,000$ and 7 months of my time to get my jeep back with junkyard parts... and i cant even sue them... live and learn
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