I have a 2004 kia optima. it will turn over but it wont start, like it is not getting any gas. I go and pumpit a little and it will once and a while but not always. What could that be?

Asked by Feb 02, 2017 at 11:54 AM about the 2004 Kia Optima LX V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 Answer

87,315

Try spraying a little bit of starting fluid down the throttle body and see if it starts. The engine will probably die after it is all burnt out. This would tell me if there is a fuel issue, that you would have to start checking with a fuel pressure gauge. Could be a fuel pump, or a fuel regulator.

Your Answer:

Kia Optima Experts

  • #1
    James Warner
    Reputation
    520
  • #2
    kc07kia
    Reputation
    490
  • #3
    COMETGUY61
    Reputation
    440
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
39 Great Deals out of 1,652 listings starting at $2,495
Used Hyundai Sonata
32 Great Deals out of 1,390 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Camry
44 Great Deals out of 2,126 listings starting at $2,450
Used Nissan Altima
42 Great Deals out of 1,206 listings starting at $1,600
Used Chevrolet Malibu
47 Great Deals out of 1,790 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Civic
127 Great Deals out of 4,686 listings starting at $1,655
Used Nissan Maxima
3 Great Deals out of 342 listings starting at $3,990
Used Hyundai Elantra
78 Great Deals out of 3,987 listings starting at $2,990
Used Chevrolet Impala
18 Great Deals out of 870 listings starting at $2,894
Used Toyota Corolla
98 Great Deals out of 4,195 listings starting at $2,500
Used Mazda MAZDA6
11 Great Deals out of 611 listings starting at $1,990

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Kia Optima For Sale
22 Great Deals out of 314 listings starting at $15,899
2017 Kia Optima For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 79 listings starting at $14,995
2016 Kia Optima For Sale
65 listings starting at $14,250
2015 Kia Optima For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 112 listings starting at $10,000
2014 Kia Optima For Sale
81 listings starting at $9,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.