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Old 09-22-2009, 11:31 AM   #1
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Default Fuel line leak

I hit something in the road last night and immediately smelled gas. When I stop a puddle of gas appears right under the driver door where I get out.

So clearly I have a leak in the fuel line but I can't get under to look at it. I have outdoor parking and it's pouring rain today. I can't do this work myself, is it likely to be an expensive fix? Is it possible to temporarily patch the line for a few days until I have time to get it fixed properly?

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Old 09-22-2009, 12:08 PM   #2
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Without knowing exactly what the problem is, it's kinda hard to guess how to fix it.

The fuel lines are in the are you describe. Might have to replace the line that connects to the fuel pump that runs under the car.

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Old 09-22-2009, 12:31 PM   #3
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they're hardlines if I'm not mistaken, you you'd have to pull it off the car, use a mini pipe cutter to cut out a section of pipe, use a flare too to flare the ends and use flare couplers to splice in a new section, it'd be easier and possibly cheaper just to do the whole thing.

if I'm wrong and its rubber thats really simple, just splice in a brace barb splice and use good hose clamps.

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Old 09-22-2009, 12:33 PM   #4
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Please post your model year as well. Although I'm sorry to hear about the problem, if you have a mid-90s model, the debris might have struck the fuel line that's part of the fuel filter assembly (~$30), which is located near the driver's side wheel. That part is relatively easy to replace, I can't say about other fuel system lines....

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Old 09-22-2009, 02:51 PM   #5
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Sorry, it's a 92 sl.

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NAPA sells a Hard line repair kit. Its either that or snag a replacement from a junk yard. The first thing to do is determine whether its the fuel pump feed line or the regulator return.

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Old 10-05-2009, 05:44 AM   #7
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Default Re: Fuel line leak

I too discovered a fuel line leak in my 93 wagon last night.

Is the repair kit an easy solution or should I replace the line?

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