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Old 10-10-2005, 01:23 PM   #1
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Default gas smell - round 2

I opened the fuel pump service cover (the 3-screw plate behind the rear passenger in the trunk) - and found the base of the electrical connection wet with fresh fuel (puddled on each side of the connector). There are no leaks on any of the surrounding hoses/clamps.

Does anyone have any service manual pics of the area? I'm thinking I just need new gaskets - one around the connector (?) and the large one which attaches the fuel pump to the tank itself.
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Old 10-10-2005, 01:49 PM   #3
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Default Had that same problem on my 99 A4

Gasket around the fuel pump went bad. Everytime I filled the tank would get a gas smell. Car was under warranty at the time so the dealer fixed it.
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Old 10-10-2005, 02:03 PM   #4
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Default Not sure I'd want to drive with gas on electrical connectors. Be careful.

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Old 10-10-2005, 02:06 PM   #5
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Default Going out and checking now as well

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Old 10-10-2005, 02:44 PM   #6
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Default This is where the fuel is collecting...

Looks to me this might be a one piece unit.

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Old 10-10-2005, 07:08 PM   #7
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Default you sure it's not coming from the hoses themselves?

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Old 10-11-2005, 02:15 PM   #8
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Default Not 100%...

since I can't see the underside of the hoses... but they do seem dry to the touch.
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