2004 ES Wagon fuel leak

Breno

New Member
Hi. I need some advice please. I have a 2004 ES wagon which leaked some fuel when I filled it completely. I probably overfilled it slightly. I came out to the road to see a black streak coming from under my back L tyre where I assume dripping fuel had dissolved the bitumen.


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There was a wet streak running from near the inlet hoses at the back of the tank to the front underside of the tank.


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I took it to my mechanic who took the tank off and couldn't find anything wrong with it. No cracks, holes or broken seals. Now whenever I fill it completely I get a strong smell of fuel inside the car and around my tail end. I haven't noticed it dripping since but I've also been careful not to overfill it. My mechanic told me the fuel reservoir is fine but I'd like to fix this because I prefer not to be sniffing petrol fumes whenever I fill up. Anyone else had a similar problem? Could it be my inlet hoses? If anyone has some advice I'd appreciate it.
 

Breno

New Member
I managed to figure out the issue. Under the rear seats was a small panel to view the top of the tank. The seal around the top of the petrol pump had somehow slipped off and this was the cause of my leak and smell. I refitted the seal and have had no more issues.
 

SDate42

Well-Known Member
Lifetime Premium Member
I managed to figure out the issue. Under the rear seats was a small panel to view the top of the tank. The seal around the top of the petrol pump had somehow slipped off and this was the cause of my leak and smell. I refitted the seal and have had no more issues.
Hey thats a good find. Shame your mechanic was no help... thanks for coming back to the forums to fill us in - if someone else runs into this same issue, they’ll be able to sort it!
 
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