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Acura Integra is Hesitating when I apply the gas badly!

When the car is in idle it is very low idle and feels like it's going to cut off, and I need to put the automatic shifter down to neutral for the idle to smooth out. The car is an Acura Integra 1991 LS 2dr hatchback. When I press down on the gas it is starting to hesitate badly. I did an oil change and added injecter cleaner into the gas tank and still it's hesitating. I also got spark plugs and today someone told me that it's the transmission going bad. Is their any true diagnosis to my Acura hesitating?

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You were right to look at plugs first. Since you replaced those...

Your distributor cap is the next bet. It will get corroded and you lose your strong blue spark. When you apply the gas, there isn't a strong enough spark on your plugs to give you what you're looking for. This is a cheap plug and play fix.

Lastly, an often overlooked problems with hesitation is the exhaust. Does your exhaust leak? Have a hole in the muffler or pipes? Poorly directed exhaust (even before it gets loud) can lead to all sorts of performance problems, lost horsepower, hesitation and stuttering.

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Cheapest possible solution is the fuel filter. it is a black canister on the firewall with two steel fuel lines going into it. Beyond that, it could be your fuel pump ($100+) or your distributor(200+) . Check all your vacuum hoses for leaks. It will have to be driven by a mechanic to determine the true diagnosis.

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Make sure that the plugs you changed were the recommended ones for your car. I own a 2000 integra and a boyfriend decided he wouldn't listen to me and put new plugs and wires other than the platinum plugs that it called for. i had problems with it and i went and bought the platinum ones and it ran fine after that. always change the distributer cap along with the plugs and wires.

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