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My 2000 Acura will randomly lose power for 3-7 seconds when slowly accelerating in 1st gear, especially when cold. RPMs do not increase (stays steady or decrease), so not likely the clutch slipping. Any ideas?

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Could be one of a few sensors, Throttle position sensor, intake air temperature sensor, or maybe MAF sensor to name a few. Probably your best bet & cheapest would be to stop at an Autozone, Pep Boys or another big autoparts seller & they will usually scan for codes & just see if any come up before replacing parts on a guess.

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Well it could still be the clutch.

But without knowing more..such as mileage, etc., its hard to say make sure the fluid level is up and good. It is possible that you have some internal problems; but I would have the clutch checked out by a good mechanic.
It is very possible for the clutch to slip at stead RPM's in 1st gear, as 1st gear is very low, and has to do more work per RPM than any other gear besides reverse.

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