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Hi All,
Just joined, getting a 1986 Chrysler LeBaron Convertible back on the road. Runs really good, put a new top on, and noticing a fuel smell in the interior when I fill up, or have driven a while. Any ideas, no fuel visibly leaking from fuel lines. No rust on the car, so no holes venting into the cabin.
 

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Welcome To TD!!!
Your fuel smell could be coming from numerous places, you may only have vapors escaping and not actual liquid fuel.
1)Be sure no hoses are hard/brittle.
a)If they have to be replaced use Fuel Injection Hose.
2)Be sure all clamps are tight
b)If they have to be replaced use Fuel Injection Hose Clamps.
3)If this is a Turbo car be sure the Schrader Valve is not leaking at the fuel rail service port.
4)Be sure all hoses are properly connected to the Vapor Canister and from the Vapor Canister to the Fuel Tank.
5)There are a few places that fuel vapors/liquid can escape at the tank...
a)The seals/O-rings for the Pump assembly and Sending Unit assembly
b)Rollover Valve and Grommet on top of the tank.
c)Grommet for the Filler Tube on the side of the tank.
 

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Thanks for the response, driving into work it got really strong in the interior. When I arrived at the office I actually saw fuel leaking. A hose had gotten old, in the summer heat it didn't leak enough to see, I guess it evaporated quickly. In the cold it was easy to spot, new hose no more leaks. I bet my fuel mileage gets better as well. Thanks again.
 
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