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Acceleration; jerking....FUEL FILTER?

WHen I try to accelerate it feels as though it is about to really bog down , then it starts jerking. AFterwards it will kick back to normal. I'm thinking fuel filter but I Dont know where it is located. 1991 Mazda Protoge.

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    I have a 1997 mazda metro 121. Its lacking accelaration. Using twice the fuel. Could it be the fuel filter or timing belt? Also jolts a bit when accelarating up the gears .

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Fuel filter is located on firewall near brake master cylinder on drivers side.

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