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Old 05-30-2014, 04:21 PM   #1
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p0455 and fuel smell from tank area w/ no apparent leak

2000 saab viggen 225,xxx miles
So I had this phantom p0455 code since i bought it in feb. We cleared it and that was the last of it til now. it was off and on for like a week now its just on and we are beginning to smell fuel from the car.
I just got out from under it and from what i could tell everything looks good.
this is what i found:
-no wet spots under where it was parked or burned holes in the driveway.

-fuel cap is looking good and the smell isn't coming from that area

- I got her on stand and looked at the filler neck and i think the other thing was the ?breather? only thing wrong there is the protective cover for the breather is beat up

-the plastic tank looks nice and solid. it did have a small stain on it but it felt more greasy and old.

- Using my nose I could definitely smell the gas from the tank area. The only thing I can see is there is a hose that connects the filler to the tank and its still soft but looks old and the hose claps are very rusted out.(pretty much the only rust on the car)

I am a bit short on cash at the moment(who isn't these days). so before I go spending crazy does anyone have other ideas to what it could be. Also can anyone guide me through some diagnostic tests to figure out the actual cause
if i am missing something let me know. this is a first for me.
thanks!
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Old 05-31-2014, 05:08 AM   #2
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Have you checked under the rear seat, access cover, maybe someone replaced the pump and the problem is in that area??
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Old 05-31-2014, 06:25 AM   #3
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I didn't know we could do that!? and yeah the mechanic i bought it from did replace the pump. i presume the way to take it out is the same with any typical GM

EDIT: Nm I got under the seats, no leaks, no broken t joint or hoses, but you can still smell the gas through the access hole. honestly im starting to think i may have to drop the tank.

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