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Propane smell coming from my truck

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by mrfrogdude, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. Jul 16, 2012 at 10:33 AM
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    mrfrogdude

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

    Thanks,
    Mark
     
  2. Jul 16, 2012 at 4:32 PM
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    Torspd

    Torspd Tor-nication

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    You running propane?
     
  3. Jul 16, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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    No, that's what stumps me....anything that would smell similar?

    Mark
     
  4. Jul 16, 2012 at 5:47 PM
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    Where do you smell it coming from? At idle, from the exhaust, or hood proped with engine running?
     
  5. Jul 16, 2012 at 6:22 PM
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    I smell it when driving(windows down or up with ac on), usually when I'm going up hills.

    Mark
     
  6. Jul 16, 2012 at 6:24 PM
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    was a diesel truck in front of you?
     
  7. Jul 16, 2012 at 6:24 PM
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    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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  8. Jul 16, 2012 at 6:24 PM
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    There's a leaky propane tank in yer car bub.
     
  9. Jul 16, 2012 at 6:30 PM
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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?
     
  10. Jul 16, 2012 at 8:10 PM
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    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?

    Mark
     
  11. Jul 16, 2012 at 8:10 PM
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    Haha nope!
     
  12. Jul 16, 2012 at 8:13 PM
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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?
     
  13. Jul 16, 2012 at 8:26 PM
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    No changes were made to the truck, and everything works flawlessly. I'm stumped on this one..

    Mark
     
  14. Jul 16, 2012 at 8:47 PM
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    Have you had it on a lift since the smell started? preferably with it running?
     
  15. Jul 17, 2012 at 6:05 AM
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    Wud you have for dinner the night before?

    Sorry, cant think of anything helpful.
     
  16. Jul 17, 2012 at 6:10 AM
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    It could be:

    -bad battery (see if it is leaking)
    -bad CAT
    -exhaust leak
     
  17. Jul 17, 2012 at 6:34 AM
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    Quit eating so many dairy products. The gas will subside.
     
  18. Jul 17, 2012 at 8:47 AM
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    go to the doctor and have your schnoz checked out!
     
  19. Jul 17, 2012 at 8:53 AM
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    I have a 98 and have experienced this before too.
     
  20. Jul 17, 2012 at 8:58 AM
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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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