Problem idling now not wanting to start
For the longest time my 2000 GT has had a little issue where I would start it up, go to drive away, and the first time I give it a moderate amount of gas it sputters for a split second, then catches and takes off. It was just doing it once right after start up, then it wouldn't do it again.. now it's not wanting to start on me. The other day it took three cranks to get it to start up, and I'm thinking it's an issue with the fuel system. The first time it did this to me it turned over and died, the second time it turned over twice, idled extremely low, then died. Today it turned over and started idling around 250rpm, and after a second or two shot to 2100 and slowly came back down to it's normal idle around 1000. I'm gonna get some injector cleaner first and see if that makes a difference just because it's cheap, but if that doesn't do it does this sound like it needs the fuel filter changed? As I've said before I'm not mechanically inclined, but it seems like the only issue is it's not getting enough fuel on turn over to start right up. I've had the car a year and I haven't changed the fuel filter, I'm not sure about the previous owner, but I just turned over 60k on the odo.
'00 GT - Bone stock (.. for now)
Chevy, like a rock: heavy, ugly, and meant to be left on the side of the road.