Re: Gas leak?
I'd check the gasket first. Just look at your gas tank and if you see gas around where the filler neck meets the tank it's most def that rubber gasket. Plenty of info on the web about it. It's a really cheap part from ford sells for about $18 and no you don't need a lift to change it out for all those that want to do it on high stands, but a lift makes a couple hour project into like 1 hr and trust me if that is your issue you'll want the lift.
2002 True Blue V6 to GT Vert
16.1@86 as an auto 3.8
2.15 60', 9.3@77, 14.4@96 as a 5spd SOHC 4.6