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Old 10-15-2009, 01:34 PM
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Fuel Leaking/Smell in cab

First off I noticed a faint smell of diesel coming thru the vents about a month ago. It has no gotten worse and smells all the time. Just this week I have noticed that anytime I park there is a small spot of diesel fuel. I cannot seem to find where it is leaking from. It tends to pool up on the power steering pump and then drip down the track bar and etc. Has anybody had this problem? I checked all around the fuel filter and housing and have found nothing. Please help....
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Old 10-15-2009, 03:29 PM
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You may have a crack/split in one of the metal fuel lines comeing from the fuel filter houseing and runs down the side of the engine towards the back. Since you did not mention any fuel puddles in the valley so I guess there is none.
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Old 10-15-2009, 06:11 PM
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The valley does appear dirtier than usual. but I have not seen any puddles.
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Problem I just found with Mine was. The o-ring on the top fuel filter was leaking
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:43 PM
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I think I have found the culprit to this problem. I cleaned everything in the engine around the fuel filter housing with brakleen. Changed the oring just to be sure it wasnt it. Started the truck and watched patiently. Low and behold it started to drip from the small plate on the side of the fuel filter housing. Has anybody ever heard of this part leaking? But it is a good constant drip after the truck is running for a bit.
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I had a similar problem, but mine was fuel lines. Mine was the line on the right hand side, the stupid little bracket to hold it in place rubbed a hole in it. It got to the point of fuel just dumping in two days of noticing it the first time. It's been parked in the driveway since. Trying to decide if I'm gonna just patch it with fuel hose for now, or park it till can afford to do an RR
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