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1995 Legacy wagon - leaking gas!
Posted 19 December 2006 - 11:24 AM
What could it be?
Posted 19 December 2006 - 11:27 AM
Posted 19 December 2006 - 11:38 AM
The previous owner thought it was the tank, but it turned out to be one of the fuel lines.
I took off the two access panels that are under the rear cargo area, and routed new rubber hose down to the metal nipples where the fuel lines go back up into the body (under driver's rear wheel)
This MAY be your fix.....or it may possibly be a rust issue where the filler tube meets the tank (since you say it leaks from the passenger rear)
Hope this helps
Posted 19 December 2006 - 12:38 PM
#1 Filler tube rusted out at the bottom. Jack up the RR of the car and take the tire off. Then look for where the filler tube comes down the wheel well and goes under the car. There should be a plastic shrowd around it. You will need to remove it to check the tube. This is the most common problem on these cars because dirt gets trapped between that shrowd and the tube, causing it to rust out.
#2 It could be a leak from one of the lines. To check pull up the carpet directly behind the rear seat. There will be two access panels, one on each side. If you remove the oval panel on the passangers side you will see three hoses going into the tank. Check them for leaks while the car is running.
#3 The tank itself. This one requires laying underneath the car and inspecting all the way around the tank, looking for wet spots to indicate a leak. It just so happens that my 95 Legacy's gas tank is rusting apart at the seam. I don't see any drips, but I get a smell and I found a wet spot on the seam.
Posted 19 December 2006 - 11:29 PM
Posted 20 December 2006 - 08:29 PM
Leaking gas is no fun, but it was pretty cheap to fix.
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