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The Pontiac Grand Am is a mid-size size (and later compact) car produced by Pontiac. The 1999-2005 generation is the final generation of the Pontiac Grand Am.

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I smell gas in the car

Took car to mechanic he gave it a tune up and checked lines for leaks then said i probably smelled oil that dripped on the exhaust manifold. the next day i could still smell gas inside!

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Any good mechanic would take another look the following day if you're still having an issue. Take the car back and tell him the smell is still there.

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If he refuses or still can't find it find another mechanic--your life could depend on it. +

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I had a Pontiac Bonneville a few years back that smelled like gas from the inside one day. When you walked around the outside vehicle the smell was very strong. I popped open the hood and you could see gas dripping from the fuel line straight onto the engine. It was a mess and needless to say very dangerous. That thing could have gone up in flames at any point. Take it back and have it checked out!

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Its you fuel pressure regulator very common in that car 50.00 fix look on youtube for the instructions

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Fuel pressure regulator. I have a 2004 Grand Am and after reading this I found the problem right away

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You may have a filler neck issue. If the issue is more pronounced when you have a full tank and the check engine light is on - that's likely what's going on.

The fuel filler neck is a part that is often overlooked until it's gone bad, or a check engine light prevents the car from passing an emissions inspection. (this is generally true for cars made from 1996 onwards). I've seen a fair amount of GM fuel filler necks develop leaks from rust on cars in northern climates over the age of 7. One way to determine is to fill the tank of your car with gas, leave the gas station, and park the car. Then walk around the car sniffing around for the smell. If the smell is worst near the filler door - the neck has a problem. Since the gas tank is right below the rear seat and there are interior drains in the vicinity, it isn't unlikely that the smell could work its way in through there. Or, there could be more corrosion.

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Is it safe for me to drive my car back home

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If the smell is only happening when the car is cold then it is the fuel pressure regulator. I had this issue for more than a year in my 2000 grand am Gt before my mechanic saw it and fixed it. (Not his fault - mine). It's a $75 - $80 part if you buy it. + labor if your mechanic installs it.

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Thanks for the information. This is exactly what my Grand Am GT is doing. Smell of gasoline when its cold. I took it to a Mechanic and he told me he could not see any signs of gas leaks and the car was warmed up so he could not smell it either. Sounds like this could very well be the problem with my car.

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