A fuel leak may occur on your Toyota Camry. If this were the case, it is very important to solve it as soon as possible. You should know that an accident could happen quickly if the smallest spark came close. However, don’t panic. If you conform with the safety instructions, nothing will happen to you. You should also note that the smell of the gasoline is very strong and be smelled all around your Toyota Camry, but it can be a micro oozing without gravity.
In this article we will take you detail by detail to set up the security measures and also try to find the fuel leak.
(Be aware that if you were about to take your Toyota Camry to the roadworthiness test, this situation would lead to a refusal of validation).
If you have already sorted out the problem but the smell persist, we invite you to follow this link to an article explaining “how to remove the gasoline smell from your Toyota Camry”.
Different steps to get you to safety in the event of a fuel leak on your Toyota Camry:
If you are driving, stop as soon as possible to stop your Toyota Camry’s engine.
Each passenger must exit and move far away from the vehicle.
If you are at a standstill, keep an eye out for those around you. Are you in a confined space, such as a garage? Try to aerate as much as possible. Do not switch on the light if you can.
Do not smoke, or do any action that could create a spark. Any electronic equipment should also be avoided. (Mobile phone nearby your Toyota Camry).
You’ve secured as much of the area as you can. From now on, you will have to visually inspect your Toyota Camry.
If you can, wait about ten minutes before carrying on, this will allow the engine to cool down, and also the potential leak to leave remains on the ground, making it less difficult to detect.
If you have the equipment, bring up your Toyota Camry, using a jack or candle if you have to inspect below.
The tank is located at the rear of your Toyota Camry, it is the first area to be checked.
Inspect the hoses that come out of the engine. (Small black pipes). Look for traces of small cuts, particular openings.
In most cases, the fuel tank is pierced.
If your vehicle is not anymore recent, it is likely. If, on the other hand, you bought it new recently, it may not be the case unless you have had an accident with your Toyota Camry.
If you have spotted the leak, you ought to go to the garage. Only take your vehicle if it is a very small leak. If you have any doubts, call him.
It is more dangerous with a gasoline vehicle that would ignite directly, whereas a diesel vehicle must be heated before it ignites.
If you have not observed any leaks from your Toyota Camry’s tank, they may come from the fuel filter. It may be loose or simply broken. It is recommended not to do this kind of manipulation by yourself, if you think it comes from there, call a garage.
In any other case, check your filter cartridge. Its role is to limit exhaust gases on your Toyota Camry by burning them in order to protect the environment. If this one were out of order, you would smell fuel. If this were the case, it would most likely be necessary to have the entire exhaust system overhauled, which must be getting old.
If your Toyota Camry is an older model, and you have a carburetor, it may be questioned. Logically, you should have an electronic injection system and the failure should not come from there.
If you have not yet identified the failure so far on your Toyota Camry, you must now look to the engine compartment and the multiple parts that make it up.
Monitor the hose connections with the fuel filter, as i have said above, the condition of the fuel filter.
Otherwise, examine the pipes leading to the common rail of the injectors (indirect injection) or to the HP pump (direct injection),
and finally, the injector seals of your Toyota Camry.
Conclusion on your Toyota Camry that smells gasoline
As you have seen in this article, it is important to take certain safety measures before taking action. Don’t take any needless risks.
For most repairs, it necessitates professional labour.
Then, we recommend that you regularly maintain your Toyota Camry to counteract this kind of situation and in a larger sense any possible failure. Some breakdowns are obviously due to the wear and tear of time and therefore bound to happen.
If you have any additional questions about the Toyota Camry, do not hesitate to consult our Toyota Camry category.