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HELP-fuel leak

So, I walked out this morning to a wet spot under my truck...hhmmm. Didn't smell any fuel but when I cranked the truck to warm up, liquid came pouring out and onto the ground. I moved the truck forward and swiped the ground with my fingers to smell....FUEL I had to have someone come pick me up for work so I didn't get to look too closely, but there seems to be a hole where the fuel is leaking from...Anyone have any advice for me? Here are some pics:




Hopefully someone comes in here and tells me it's a $50 fix....probably not though

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Well you know it's not coming from there - right?

Look up top, I bet you'll find fuel in the Valley and it's just running back from there.

In most cases, fuel leaks Are actually $50 fixes! The two common spots would be the Drain (plastic yellow thing behind the Fuel Bowl) has bad O-Rings and the steel fuel line on the Rear Pass Head has a metal "clip" that secures it to the head and chafes thru.

Climb up there and have a Look
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Well you know it's not coming from there - right?

Look up top, I bet you'll find fuel in the Valley and it's just running back from there.

In most cases, fuel leaks Are actually $50 fixes! The two common spots would be the Drain (plastic yellow thing behind the Fuel Bowl) has bad O-Rings and the steel fuel line on the Rear Pass Head has a metal "clip" that secures it to the head and chafes thru.

Climb up there and have a Look
Thanks for the quick response! I'll get deeper into it this afternoon. Are these parts easily available at say, an Autozone?

I mean honestly, I didn't know if it's not coming from there because that piece I took a picture of looked punctured. I didn't know if fuel was getting recycled somewhere it shouldn't be and was exiting via a puncture wound or what...

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My guess would be your fuel bowl drain($50 new or rebuild it for $5 from diesel orings) or passenger side fuel line has a hole in it from a clamp rubbing on it.

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You might also check to see if the fuel filter cover has popped up. I've had it happen. Over pressure? Dirty filter? I don't know. It also happened to me this morning...I just went back inside and called in.
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