My battery is in pretty good shape, less than a year old. At first I thought this was a battery problem, but I cleaned the terminals throughly, replaced the screws and nuts, and re-connected the battery very tight. After this, I noticed that without the car running, the headlights, radio, and all of the other electrical functions of the car worked fine. The engine comes close to turning over when I try to start it, and when I give it a little bit of gas it catches and starts up. But once it starts, it will attempt to idle at about 400 rpms and eventually die, unless I rev the engine. Once I rev the engine a couple times and lightly push on the gas for about a minute, the car seems to recover and will idle Normally at about 1000 rpms. This is what makes me think there may be a clog in the fuel line or something? Or maybe a bad fuel filter or a sensor?
Saturday, September 24th, 2011 AT 5:56 PM