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Old 04-24-2012, 09:48 AM   #1
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Gas leak?

My check engine light came on the other day. I wrote it off as a issue with the gas cap and got a new one. I noticed when I filled up that there was some gas leaking from under the car under the nozzle. I did not top it off. Is this normal?
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:31 PM   #2
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Is it the gasket where the filler neck goes into the top side of the gas tank?
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I had that problem, the actual connector line from the tank to the nozzle whole had completely rusted out! Get that checked so you don't waste money on gas that is just falling on the ground.
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Sounds like that may be the problem. The gas light came on again. It typically comes on at about half a tank. How much was it to fix?
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Not sure it was covered under warranty. But i believe the hose is a dealer item only
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:18 PM   #6
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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.
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It seems popular on mustangs it happened to mine and a few mustangs I've seen around town especially if you live in hot dry weather like me I just used black 3 m gasket maker it worked I'm planning on changing the gasket when a fuel pump goes out or something and I need to drop the tank.
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Thanks for the info. I will check it out. I do not notice anything in the garage. Just when I pump.
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