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#1 Old 09-02-2013, 05:57 PM
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2003 Toyota Camry gas leak problem.

Yesterday I filled up my 2003 Camry completely filled to the top with gasoline so I could do a mileage check, and then drove 8 miles home.

Well today I went outside to find a small putter of a gas leakage underneath the car directly in the center of rear axle between the rear tires, were I believe the gas tank may be located.

Can anyone tell me why they may be a small leakage located there, why this is happening, and what should I do about this problem?
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Yesterday I filled up my 2003 Camry completely filled to the top with gasoline so I could do a mileage check, and then drove 8 miles home.

Well today I went outside to find a small putter of a gas leakage underneath the car directly in the center of rear axle between the rear tires, were I believe the gas tank may be located.

Can anyone tell me why they may be a small leakage located there, why this is happening, and what should I do about this problem?
There are a lot of lines located in that area. The charcoal canister sits over your rear crossmember between the rear wheels.
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This evening I went to the store and on the way back home the car started missing and when reducing speed the engine almost killed.

Could filling the car to the very top caused problems like this?

Also, if I just got some bad gas what can I do?
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I wish I could get some answers to my post above.
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Topping it off over the auto stop on the pump will cause the canister to become saturated with fuel and leak causing problems. You probably need to remove and attempt to drain the evap canister and lines of raw fuel. You may need to repalce it.

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Topping it off over the auto stop on the pump will cause the canister to become saturated with fuel and leak causing problems. You probably need to remove and attempt to drain the evap canister and lines of raw fuel. You may need to repalce it.
I am going to try Heet this evening to try removing any water and condensation that many have occured with the warm humid weather we have here in the New Orleans La area.

P.S. It appears that the canister is no longer leaking, as I am no longer seeing a small gasoline puddle.
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