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Hey guys, first post here! I have an 06 with the 3.5. I have a check engine light, supposedly its the canister. Recently when I hop in the truck to go to work, or when i get out of work, I get a hard start, but I have the smell of fuel always. A guy at work suggests I have a pinhole in a line, there is no puddle on the ground at all.... Any suggestions?:salute:
 

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You mean like up around the lock ring for the pump?
That is exactly what he means..

There are two possibilities:
It is corroded to the point of failure, or it is not corroded to that point... yet.

Up there in Pennsylvania?
Yeah, it's corroded.


If I had time, I'd buy a 2nd tank... cut a plate of steel to cover that entire area, cut holes in the plate for a pair of hose fittings, cut out that area on the tank, and have the plate welded onto the top of the tank.

Of course if you prefer you can hunt for an off-the-shelf fuel-cell, but the OE tank fits the space..
 

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Had the same thing happen to my 2001 Nissan Frontier...rusted around ring/seal so, luckily, there was a recall and a $500 repair was fix'd for free. Don't think you'll be as lucky...GM didn't issue a recall for this problem.
 

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well, I found the problem, rusted through on top of the sending unit. Went to take the lines off and the elbows from the pump just broke. Now I am having a hard time finding a 5/8 vapor line so I can replace the quick connector for the evap. I work for NAPA and can't find anything, anyone else ever run in to this?
 
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