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Old 09-08-2013, 06:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just started having this problem with my 2008 Equinox: Takes a little while to start & strong gas smell. Also, when it rains or I wash my car it leaks into the front passenger side of my car and the floor gets completely soaked and water & condensation stays in the front driver side headlight area.
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I just got a notice in the mail that some 2007 Equinox's may have a condition where the plastic supply or return port on the fuel pump cracks and leaks fuel or fuel vapors. Not sure if this is true for the 2008 models. Doesn't quite sound like a recall, but it advises customers to take the vehicle to a Chevy dealership, confirm the condition, and repair it for free. This letter was dated July 2013. I am looking at it as I typed this response.

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Old 09-11-2013, 11:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would imagine if this were fixed it would stop the slow starting issue!
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Hi everyone,

I received a recall notice on our 08 Uplander van at work about this same issue. We have not experienced any smell or noticed any cracks yet but I have the letter on file at work. It says to contact the dealer for a recall apointment to fix if it does happen. I would contact your stealer (dealer) and see if they have anything listed for a recall on this and maybe you can get it fixed for free. Just dont let them snicker you into anything else. Just be strong headed and tell them you only want this problem fixed and if anything else requires attention you will schedule an appointment later down the line.

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I saw your post.. Not sure what the problem with your equinox was but since mine isn't covered with the recall I'm doing it myself. I have everything disconnected except for the gas fill line. I have to empty the entire take of gas. It's a full tank. What was caused your fuel/gas leak?
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Originally Posted by mswerb View Post
I just got a notice in the mail that some 2007 Equinox's may have a condition where the plastic supply or return port on the fuel pump cracks and leaks fuel or fuel vapors. Not sure if this is true for the 2008 models. Doesn't quite sound like a recall, but it advises customers to take the vehicle to a Chevy dealership, confirm the condition, and repair it for free. This letter was dated July 2013. I am looking at it as I typed this response.

Hope this points you in the right direction.
Do you know if there was ever a solution to this problem as my 08 equinox is now smelling like gas
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