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I have an explorer with a gas leak somewhere and I can't find it. There is always a strong odor of gas around it and it is obvious gas goes out of the tank overnight. i ran it dry yesterday and put a gallon in and left it overnight. Today the tank is empty and I can't see any evidence of a leak other than the missing gas and a very strong odor of fuel.

Any suggestions on where to look?

Thanks in advance for any response!!!
 

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If its not on the floor...check the oil its probably over full with gas. Better get it fixed quick or you'll have bigger probs than missing gas.
 

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Checked the oil. Seems to be fine.....viscosity seems good, level is normal, no strong fuel smell.

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I had a chainsaw that will do the same thing. I would start looking at the carb. The gas can be drained there and from there move to the crankcase. Divide and conquer, how good are you wrenching? That leak is large enough it should be easy to find. A simple test will be to put gas in the tank again and leave a cardboard under it that will cover the entire footprint of the atv or at least cover the motor area. This will tell you if something is dripping. Mine will drip a bit on the petcock, an after market shut off valve and thru the carb. I replaced the aftermarket shut off valve, tighten the petcock and that took care of the carb leaking although the carb needs to be fixed.
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Find if it is leaking enough to see the leak in the floor (cardboard).
If it is leaking and you cant find it by looking at the cardboard then pull the carb out of the boot and put something that can catch the gas if the carb is leaking (chemical resistant glove, plastic container, etc....). If you still loose a gallon overnight and see no sign I will work my way up. My money is on the carb overflowing... Check the pull start rope for oil in it.
Good luck.
 
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