doesn't act like it is getting fuel


Asked by Oct 15, 2013 at 08:08 PM about the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I start it, it chugs a few times, backfires under the hood, then dies.  It will do this repeatedly, then eventually will slowly start to act like it is getting gas, but when I first pull out of the driveway it will start to chug and jump.  It will then run okay for about two blocks then start chugging again.  After that it will generally run okay until I turn it off.  Then when I start it again, it is the same as the first time I started it.

3 Answers


Bad fuel injectors or fuel filter

James Ramond

sounds like the sparks are ajumping,check around the coils and plug wires ,maybe just clean your plugs or replace them. pull one and see the crud from fuel deposits. will pay itself in fuel guaranteed , jimmmaaa!

John Saffrahn

the idle air control could be stuck shut causing the engine to flood out until it is getting warm and going into closed loop mode. Any codes?

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