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Raw gas leak at engine

JENGLAND

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Help! Fuel leaking, strong smell

I noticed the smell of raw gas coming from my 1999 Explorer, and after looking under the hood I found where it is leaking. Almost directly under where the spark plug wires connect at the top of the engine, there is a white plastic looking piece threaded into the block and has wires connected to it. Does anybody have any idea what this is?? I didn't want to turn the truck into a fireball, so I'm not driving it but need to fix asap. I don't see how it could have loosened itself & I'm not sure that just tightening it back down will fix it. ANY IDEAS? ? ?
 
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JENGLAND

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I'll try, may take me a while to do that; i'm a work and the truck is at home, but I'll try to get that on here.
 
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JENGLAND

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I found gas leaking right at the engine block. Just under where the spark plugs all start from, there is an electrical plug that plugs into a white plastic looking sensor (guess) that threads into the engine. Any ideas what this is??
I don't know how it got loose and I don't want the car to burn up, so I would rather replace than just tighten down.

Any help would be appreciated.

thanks
 
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ExploringNC

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can you get a picture?

The solid fuel lines should go to a pair of braded lines that should run to the fuel rails. I've had to replace that braded line twice do to it leaking.
 
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JENGLAND

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it looks like to goes into the fuel rail. it is coming out past where the braided line goes. i'll work on getting a pic.
 
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