> I would start looking for rusted out gas lines under car or
> bad rubber hoses
> in gas line.... The gas smell is coming from somewhere....
> >I have a base model 97 cav, 2.2... about 106k miles, gets me
> to work.
> > I started having two problems about the same time, so I
> think they are
> > probably related and they are both fuel system related.
> > First off, when I recrank the car after getting out at a
> store and
> > getting back in, there is a strong gas odor in the car or
> near it.
> > Doesnít interfere with cranking or running under normal
> > Second issue (probably more important) is that after the car
> sits at
> > idle for maybe 10 minutes (like at a drive through or
> waiting on a
> > perscription or something) the engine sputters and then
> stalls out.
> > If you let it sit for 30 seconds to a few minutes you can
> get it fired
> > back up and running again. Sometimes it will stall out
> again and you
> > will have to let it sit for a bit longer and then it is
> > On a side note, I only use this car for driving to and from
> work (32
> > miles round trip and I pretty much run about 60mph most of
> the way
> > there). It is almost like the car is used to the way I
> drive and
> > doesnít like sitting still like that.
> > I am in the process of changing the fuel filter because it
> hasnít ever
> > been done. I ran some STP fuel injector cleaner through the
> gas in
> > the last tank.
> > I donít know what else I can look at, but hope you guys are
> able to
> > help me figure this out. I am in a pickle now because my
> minivan is
> > having tranny issues and I donít know how long it will be
> until I get
> > it back. My wife and kids (3) are all packed in the 2 door
> > and I worry about the enging stalling out when she is
> > Thanks in advance for your help!
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shouldnít I see some gas spots on the ground? I canít seem to figure
that part out!