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Thread: 96 P reg Escort Ghia - stinks of petrol!!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2007

    Unhappy 96 P reg Escort Ghia - stinks of petrol!!

    I have a 1996 Ford Escort 1.6 Ghia, which has a strong smell of petrol, but only seems to smell inside the car.

    I can't seem to figure out why it smells as it just seems to be a random smell, i.e doesn't happen when always turning left etc. although smell is stronger when car first started. Smell is worse when heater is on and also when accelerating.

    Any ideas????

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2007


    Until diagnosed and repaired, I would not drive the car. It will probably get worse. In the meantime, check all pipes and unions for leaks also filler rubbers and breather.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Hull East Yorkshire


    It is probably the fuel pump sender leaking, I think it is accessed from within the car/boot. As Rolebama has said don't start/drive the car not worth the risk

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