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    Gas smell after fill up - suggestions for mechanic

    Hi, I just joined the forum. I have a 2008 Mazda 3 and a 2017 CX-5. I live in the SF bay area and my son live in Las Vegas. He has an '05 Mazda 3. When he fills the gas tank the car wreaks of gas. I read some forum posts about leaks on top of the tank around the fuel pump seal. If that's the problem he's not mechanically inclined enough to repair it so I'm looking for suggestions for a mechanic in the LV area to take a look at it. His solution is to just fill it half way. I'd like him to get it fixed before he either passes out from fumes or catches on fire. I appreciate any help on this.

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    Ask him if there is a check engine light, which may indicate a code P0442 (evap emission control small leak detected). Most auto parts stores will read a code for no charge.
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    Thanks Concept. It does have a CEL. The code is P0455.

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    Possible causes
    Missing or loose fuel cap
    Incorrect fuel filler cap used
    Fuel filler cap remains open or fails to close
    Foreign matter caught in fuel filler cap
    EVAP canister or fuel tank leaks
    EVAP system hose leaking
    Fuel tank leaking
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    The P0455 it’s a very common code, because the code is set if the gas cap is loose or missing. Start by tighten the gas cap and clearing the code. In most cases the code can be clear by disconnecting the car battery for about 30 minutes.
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    I had the same problem and what is was I dreaded. The plastic ring on the top of the gas tank was cracked. A known problem. The part was expensive but i replaced it and it's fine. There is a video on youtube of a guy changing it which helped.

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