i bought a 2004 chev optra 5 and i like it but sometimes it will not start on first try, it spits and backfires so i let it sit a few minutes then after a few tries it starts. anyone else have this

Asked by May 19, 2017 at 07:12 PM about the 2004 Chevrolet Optra 5 Hatchback FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i bought a 2004 Chev  Optra 5 and i like it but sometimes it will not start on
first try, it spits and backfires  so i let it sit a few minutes then after a few tries it
starts.  anyone else have this problem?

4 Answers

32,455

I WOULD FIRST REPLACE THE FUEL FILTER...

fuel filter is a lifetime filter in tank. once car starts no problem driving all day and lots of power.

32,455

COULD STILL BE A PRESSURE PROBLEM,,OK ...ADD 1 BOTTLE OF ZMAX FUEL TREATMENT TO 1/2 TANK AND DRIVE IT...CHECK BACK...

1 people found this helpful.

So hard to find rockers for this car also..dealer item at 465 dollars each.

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