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Old 02-01-15, 07:51 AM   #1
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Can anyone tell me why when I drive my car for a couple of day. While driving my car just suddenly shuts off. When I try to start it back up I smell gas and smoke comes off the tail pipes any ideas on wht it might be. Could it be the fuel pump?
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What color is the smoke? Is is black soot-like? If so, your engine may be running "pig-rich" and receiving highly excessive amounts of fuel.

If the smoke color is white with a hint of bluish-grey, then it can be oil related(the smoke). In this case it still does not explain the gasoline smell you speak of.
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What color is the smoke? Is is black soot-like? If so, your engine may be running "pig-rich" and receiving highly excessive amounts of fuel.

If the smoke color is white with a hint of bluish-grey, then it can be oil related(the smoke). In this case it still does not explain the gasoline smell you speak of.
the smoke is white. what could it be about the oil?
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try to see if there any engine codes. Follow the instructions oneither of these links to find out where to place the paperclip/jumper wire (TE1 & E1) on the diagnostic plug in the engine bay.

http://www.troublecodes.net/lexus/
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/es30...ght-codes.html


Then count the number of flashes to find out which codes you have.
Post them here, and more people may chime in with possibilities. Make sure to put the paperclip on only E1 and TE1. Or you may blow a fuse somewhere.
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try to see if there any engine codes. Follow the instructions oneither of these links to find out where to place the paperclip/jumper wire (TE1 & E1) on the diagnostic plug in the engine bay.

http://www.troublecodes.net/lexus/
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/es30...ght-codes.html


Then count the number of flashes to find out which codes you have.
Post them here, and more people may chime in with possibilities. Make sure to put the paperclip on only E1 and TE1. Or you may blow a fuse somewhere.
I'm getting from others that it could be the fuel pump is that true if so how can I be forsure
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Could be or you may need to change the fuel filter if it is the original one. I changed mine 3-4 years back and the fuel that leaked out was brownish in color. you can also use the search in the 2nd gen GS300 forums. There was a post a while back where a member cut his in half and took pictures. It was pretty darn bad on the inside.

I would still check to see if you have any underlying codes. some codes can exist without officially turning on the check engine light. It has happened to me before.
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Could be or you may need to change the fuel filter if it is the original one. I changed mine 3-4 years back and the fuel that leaked out was brownish in color. you can also use the search in the 2nd gen GS300 forums. There was a post a while back where a member cut his in half and took pictures. It was pretty darn bad on the inside.

I would still check to see if you have any underlying codes. some codes can exist without officially turning on the check engine light. It has happened to me before.
I changed the fuel pump before. What are some signs of it being the fuel pump
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Can anyone tell me why when I drive my car for a couple of day. While driving my car just suddenly shuts off. When I try to start it back up I smell gas and smoke comes off the tail pipes any ideas on wht it might be. Could it be the fuel pump?
Have you yried the basocs? Change plugs and wires, distributor cap and rotor, check timing is 10 btdc on idle with clean air filter on and jumped(instructions on hood), clean throttle body, and idle air control valve
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