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 Post subject: el falcon with a fuel problem
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:11 pm 
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hi guys i have a 97 el falcon that has recently has developed a very strong smell of fuel in the car. when i went to fuel up at the servo i released the fuel cap and there was a lot of pressure build up when released it nearly blew of in my hand. can anyone tell me why this happened and how to fix this issue. also is this the cause for the constant fuel smell in the car. please help!!!!
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 Post subject: Re: el falcon with a fuel problem
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:19 pm 
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check your purge cannister in the front passenger side of the bumper is not blocked of leaking.

 

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 Post subject: Re: el falcon with a fuel problem
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:27 pm 
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how do you unblock the cannister
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 Post subject: Re: el falcon with a fuel problem
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:58 pm 
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more then likely the purge solinoid is either un pluged or is not working,
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 Post subject: Re: el falcon with a fuel problem
Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:20 pm 
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where can i find the purge solenoid and how do i sort out purge cannister
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 Post subject: Re: el falcon with a fuel problem
Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:10 pm 
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its behind the passenger side headlight just above the chassis rail next to the airbox..
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 Post subject: Re: el falcon with a fuel problem
Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:37 am 
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You need too remove the front plastic splash gaurd infront of the left front wheel. Check all the vacuum hoses and the canister isn't contaminated with fuel... cheers..

 

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