Last post on Jul 07, 2009 at 4:00 PM
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#2 of 6 Re: Gas smell in cabin of 1995 Nissan Quest when cold [noodle2]
Dec 16, 2008 (1:41 am)
We recently experienced the same problem you did on our Mercury Villager when we had unusually cold weather. Due to researching the manual, I was getting ready to replace the purge control solenoid when I found your posting. I tightened the clamp screws as you recommended and THE PROBLEM IS FIXED!!! You saved me both money and frustration with your posting. Many, many thanks!!!
#3 of 6 Re: Gas smell in cabin of 1995 Nissan Quest when cold [steven38]
Dec 16, 2008 (6:12 pm)
We have the same problem with our 1996 Quest, And now that winter is here the gas smell is terrible!!! I had tightened all the clamps a while back but I also missed that one that you pointed out in the picture.. I am going to tighten that one and see if it works I'll let you know what happens... Thank You so Much!!
#4 of 6 Re: Gas smell in cabin of 1995 Nissan Quest when cold [jayberg]
Dec 16, 2008 (7:14 pm)
Found the problem I have a pinhole leak on the gas line that runs under the throttle body... I now have all the clamps tightened now i just have to change a short piece of hose and then all will be fine.. Thanks again edmunds rules!!
#5 of 6 Re: Gas smell in cabin of 1995 Nissan Quest when cold [noodle2]
Jan 16, 2009 (11:58 am)
Thanks for this post! Some of the screws were so hard to get to, I had to buy special long pliers to reach and turn them. If you keep following the hose from the fuel filter(the metal canister) to the engine, there are even more screws to tighten...(They would be located to the left of the picture) that is where I found my leak.
#6 of 6 96 villager with gas odour in cabin
Jul 07, 2009 (4:00 pm)
changed the fuel tank, changed the fuel filter, changed the carbon filter, tightenened every connection, changed vacumn hoses, checked the filler pipe, ran flex lines and bypased metal lines just to be sure it wasn't a pinhole leak. checked every internet site.
Finally listened to my wife and changed the gas cap...That was it ...10 bucks!
No diagnostic light... nothing!...but all along it was the fuel cap!
One month of trying this and that and pulling what hair I had left out!