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post #1 of 6 Old 09-02-2019, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel Smell

My 2015 Rubicon Unlimited has a fuel smell outside of the vehicle but no visible sign of leaking and we have not driven it for a few days now (since the smell started) but the smell has not gone away. The day it started I had done some work on the battery. Any ideas on what it may be or how to fix? Also, is it safe to drive to mechanic?

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post #2 of 6 Old 09-03-2019, 02:00 PM
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No signs of a leak? Any codes?

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No, I went ahead and took it in at day 6. Turns out it was a cracked housing for the fuel pump. No idea how that could have happened. Will speak to the mechanic later today. Any thoughts on how a mostly on-road jeep would get a cracked housing for fuel pump? If i get new/helpful info from mechanic, I will pass along.
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It may have been overtorqued at the factory and it had a stress crack. The vibrations from day to day operations could have put enough stress on it to cause the crack to expand.

I'm guessing here but it's certainly a possibility.

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post #5 of 6 Old 09-10-2019, 11:36 AM
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fuel fumes, a cracked fuel (EVAP) component - and you did NOT have a CEL on?

If that was not addressed - check to see if the CEL comes on for @3 seconds at every start.

When I see the price of OEM I think aftermarket.
When I see the quality of aftermarket I think OEM.
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post #6 of 6 Old 09-16-2019, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Great feedback, thank you. The over torquing makes sense. Interesting, the CEL light did Not come on before fixing the housing; however, now it does and started immediately after. I ran my FIXD app on it and it says there is an Evap leak. The weird thing is that it was not on before I had the housing fixed. As a side note- I love that FIXD gadget. The same device I use across multiple cars and it is easy and free once you buy the device.
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