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Zchild 07-06-2012 04:59 PM

Fuel leak...
 
Sometime yesterday my fuel system sprung a leak, I was on my to work this morning which is a 20 minute drive and my fuel gauge went from half a tank to a quarter tank in twenty minutes. I came out after to work to go home and the car wouldn't start. There was a fuel puddle directly under the center of the car where the engine section joins the cabin. I'm guessing it's a fuel line in the center of the vehicle. Had the car towed to a local shop, will update post on Monday after I find out what the issue happens to be... Has anyone ever had leaky fuel lines...

Mango 07-06-2012 06:06 PM

It's likely one of the fuel line which connects to the fuel filter. Did you do a fuel filter replacement say 1-2 years ago? That or where the line connects to the rail but I've never seen that.

Zchild 07-10-2012 04:57 PM

UPDATE: Yeap, the rubber line between the fuel rail and the fuel filter exploded and dumped 3/4 tank of premium Shell gasoline on the ground. Got it fixed and I'm rollin once again. I'm told that I'm extremely fortunate in that I didn't have a fire with that much fuel on the ground. BTW; I was also reminded that all rubber fuel lines need to be replaced around 7-8 years of ownership. Mine lasted 13 years before this issue. Just my two and a half cents worth...

Mango 07-10-2012 05:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Zchild (Post 14559207)
UPDATE: Yeap, the rubber line between the fuel rail and the fuel filter exploded and dumped 3/4 tank of premium Shell gasoline on the ground. Got it fixed and I'm rollin once again. I'm told that I'm extremely fortunate in that I didn't have a fire with that much fuel on the ground. BTW; I was also reminded that all rubber fuel lines need to be replaced around 7-8 years of ownership. Mine lasted 13 years before this issue. Just my two and a half cents worth...

I think I'll be doing this line soon then. Part # or picture of said line? I know where it is.. just trying to prepare myself mentally. I'm assuming it unclips simply by using your hand too?


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