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Old 07-16-2012, 10:33 AM   #1
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Propane smell coming from my truck

I have a 99 Tacoma and when driving i get a smell almost like propane. Any ideas to what it could be?

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Old 07-16-2012, 05:25 PM   #3
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No, that's what stumps me....anything that would smell similar?

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Old 07-16-2012, 06:22 PM   #5
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I smell it when driving(windows down or up with ac on), usually when I'm going up hills.

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Old 07-16-2012, 06:24 PM   #6
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You running propane?
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:30 PM   #9
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LoL... I can't imagine anything smelling like propane. Check for leaks around your valves/heads. Are you smoking your clutch?
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:10 PM   #10
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LoL... I can't imagine anything smelling like propane. Check for leaks around your valves/heads. Are you smoking your clutch?
Wasn't smoking my clutch. I'll have to check around the valves/heads.

I have a slight leak on my rack and pinion, could the power steering fluid be dripping on anything to heat it and make it smell?

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Old 07-16-2012, 08:10 PM   #11
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There's a leaky propane tank in yer car bub.
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:13 PM   #12
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Since you have noticed the smell, has anything changed?

Either you made a change or something no longer functions as your used to?
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:26 PM   #13
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Since you have noticed the smell, has anything changed?

Either you made a change or something no longer functions as your used to?
No changes were made to the truck, and everything works flawlessly. I'm stumped on this one..

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Old 07-16-2012, 08:47 PM   #14
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No changes were made to the truck, and everything works flawlessly. I'm stumped on this one..

Mark
Have you had it on a lift since the smell started? preferably with it running?
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Wud you have for dinner the night before?

Sorry, cant think of anything helpful.
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It could be:

-bad battery (see if it is leaking)
-bad CAT
-exhaust leak
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Quit eating so many dairy products. The gas will subside.
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I have a 98 and have experienced this before too.
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I get the smell usually going up long hills. I think its just gases other cars and our trucks release. My dads tundra has had it too.
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