Question about 1997 Cadillac Seville
Smell fuel at stop light or when running in park , no puddling, or drips can be seen.
That is a broken or rusted fuel line. It only leaks when the fuel pump is running.
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
My friend had a similar fuel smell and leak on a 1997 Seville SLS.
We had checked the fuel rails around the engine which had been replaced under warranty from nylon fuel rails to stainelss steel fuel rails. So you might want to check what type of fuel rails you have.
We kept smelling the fuel fumes every so often. In fact it got so bad that one day some of the fuel had leaked out ran along the fuel rail and then dropped on the exhaust. That was all it took to cause a mini explosion from the fuel vapors. Fortunately, it didn't cause any real damage and the car was stopped and turned off at the time.
It was discovered that the fuel pressure regulator had a leak and that was where the fuel smell was eminating and the eventual leak.
Replaced the fuel presure regulator and all was solved.
Posted on Jan 31, 2011
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