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post #1 of 7 Old 12-10-2009, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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Gas smell inside of car??????

I have a 02 wrx wagon with only turbo back exhaust! Last night was driving no problems this morning got up started car let it warmup and when went back into noticed faint gas smell!! Didnt think much of it started driving and no problems nopower loss no hesitation! When sitting at stop light I noticed a strong as smell inside of car and whn driving you don't notice anything !! Let sit in parking lot a work then went to lunch and it started no problem but when I turned vents on and got blasted by really strong smell of gas! I have never had this problem ever and it jua started this morn ! I don't think it has anything to do with it but it got bout 10 degrees last night and I has been very cold today !!! Need help thanks
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post #2 of 7 Old 12-10-2009, 03:40 PM
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I know the earlier model WRX's have issues with the fuel line leaking when it gets cold out so that's probably your problem.. Not sure where they do it but I want to say right at the fuel rail connection point or at the regulator.

EDIT: This should help.

http://www.eriksmartt.com/blog/archives/52

-Chris
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Thanks I will check it out and see if that isthe issue and get back to you
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+1 to that, also check the fuel lines on the fuel filter as well. I had a gas smell in my 03 and it was the gasket in the back where the fuel pump is.
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I have the same year wagon with the same problem. Did you figure out what is was?
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One morning I started to smell gas inside my '03 wrx during a real cold spell of weather we had here recently. The next day i could smell gas walking up to my car and on the inside so i called the dealer and there is a recall out for a fuel line that feeds the fuel rail. They said on that fuel line during cold weather the '02-'03 subarus have fuel seepage during startup. Call up the local dealer and it will be covered.
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post #7 of 7 Old 01-06-2010, 01:54 PM
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RECALL: 02-03 WRX Fuel Leak

I attached a link to another thread. I'm not sure if I did that right.
I called about the recall yesterday. They told me that the VIN numbers of my 02 Wagon did not match the recall.. I guess for what ever reason not all 02 03 WRXs are part of it.
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