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Old 10-16-2014
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very low gas mileage and smell of gas

my 96 ranger has the check engine light on and the gas mileage is crap. i also smell gas occasionally. help please
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Have you checked the code?
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Old 10-17-2014
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^yeah definitely check the code. Most auto part stores have code readers that you can use
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Check for external leaks and also check your fuel pressure regulator. If the diaphragm is bad in the regulator it will suck excess gas into intake.
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Sometimes a misfiring spark plug can cause a gas smell out the exhaust. Have a local autozone check the code. That'll clear things up.
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