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Old 04-03-2010, 06:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Canada 1994 Camry Gas Smell: Filler Neck?

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My 1994 camry has a gas smell. A mechanic told me it was probably the filler neck. I think that is the case as it smells not only inside the car at times, but when i got out today, it smelled especially by the gas tank area/filler area.

I have located an OEM neck for 85 bucks, and it looks like an easy install.
Looks like I could buy a filler hose for 27 bucks off jc whitney. (it may be two hoses)? Anyway, for a 1994 camry id love to save money on it and get the hose, but should I just get the proper OEM part? Would it be safe/last a Canadian winter or two? Would the car pass a safety inspection with the hose?

Also, when I install it, can the tank have say 3 gallons of gas in it? Any dangers I should know about?


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check to see if your filler neck is actually leaking. all because there is a smell, it could be coming from the fuel cap or a fuel line.

if it is indeed the filler neck, i would replace it with a medal line. it doesnt have to be OEM, but i would avoid a rubber hose. reason being its exposed to the road when it dips under a frame rail and i would be afraid of debris puncturing it. plus its really not difficult to replace.

as long as you have less than 1/2 a tank, you wont cause any harm or leaks.
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thanks ghettosled................i bought a new fuel cap to try it out, no fix yet. thought that would be the easiest repair of course. if its a fuel line, it will be really obvious just from a visual inspection right? i dont think it is because i had the brake lines done last year, and well the mechanic was down there, he didnt see anything, but went on to tell me about the fuel arm. having said that, i would like to look again at the lines.

also, if i smell around the back left wheel well, thats where the odour is coming from. (i think). i looked at the arm and it does look rusty, but like i guess i would not see an actual leak, right? its probably just fumes escaping?

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my 93 le i4 did the same thing it leaked only when full and at about 3/4 full it would if i parked with the left side leening to the left the filler neck leaked just below the left rear wheel. there is diy in faq's at the top of this forum not hard to do at all i did not replace any of the flex hoses and have not had any problems with 2 inspections both state and emissions
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PS forgot to mention i got mine from e bay looked brand new $58 inc. ship. but that was 2 yrs ago. the seller was gibson something or another. I also put two brush coats of rustoleumn they tend to leak at that point from what i gather from this site.
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i'd be a little weary of your brake lines being replaced, but not your fuel lines.
The brake lines tend to break first since more pressure is utilized, usually when they are replaced, its a good idea to replace the fuel lines, as they will be brittle, and move around from the brake line repair.
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i'd be a little weary of your brake lines being replaced, but not your fuel lines.
The brake lines tend to break first since more pressure is utilized, usually when they are replaced, its a good idea to replace the fuel lines, as they will be brittle, and move around from the brake line repair.

i was wondering the same thing. i tried only replacing the bad fuel lines but ended up rupturing the rusty and brittle brake lines. when i ordered new brake lines the guy behind the counter even commented that i wont be able to replace one set without replacing the other set. i figured that one out already.
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Are there anty instructions on how to change the filler neck?
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Are there anty instructions on how to change the filler neck?

yes there r if u look at the very top of this forum there r faq's scroll down to fuel filler neck there r also pics. this is what i used for mine .sorry for the delay i just got your message
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yes there r if u look at the very top of this forum there r faq's scroll down to fuel filler neck there r also pics. this is what i used for mine .sorry for the delay i just got your message

PS if u hjave any trouble finding it email me at wally748@aol.com and we can set up a time to work.good luck
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PS if u hjave any trouble finding it email me at wally748@aol.com and we can set up a time to work.good luck
Thanks Wally, I can't seem to locate the faq instructions...I'll keep looking...
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I posted a link that tells you how to replace this.
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Amazing - thanks to everyones help, my 94 camry no longer smells like gas.
I picked up a filler neck for 85 bucks in toronto, and put it in myself today.
Thanks to whoever posted the pics and step by step instructions.

Personally, I found the toughest part of the job disconnecting the rubber tubes from the metal tubes on the filler neck. My advice: I would say just spray wd-40 on the rubber tubes, once you have the clamps loose, get in there with a screw driver and slowly work your way around. With enough wd-40 applied as you are going, it should eventually slide out once you work the old tubes around. Luckily mine was so rusted out, I just cracked the old filler neck in 2 pieces, that made it much easier to pull them out of the rubber tubes.



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