Car stutters a bit


#1

My question is related to a 2000 Acura Integra LS.
When you put the car in drive and press the gas a bit it stutters
Once you get going it drives fine until the next time I stop and start from a stand still like at a red light
Any Ideas where I should start the trouble shooting would be great
Thanks


#2

Check engine light on? Codes?

If not, start with routine maintenance: spark plugs, plug wires, clean the throttle body etc.


#3

Don’t forget about the often-overlooked fuel filter.


#4

"Don’t forget about the often-overlooked fuel filter."
And The Often Overlooked Periodic Valve Lash Adjustment If This Is One Of Those (Hondas ?) That Seem To Require It. Uneven Compression Can Cause A “Stutter”.

I’d cut right to a compression check. If that’s the culprit it could save you lots of time. It wouldn’t hurt to put on a fuel filter if it’s past due and also any other maintenance that has gone wanting.

CSA


#5

You might want to have someone check the operation of the Throttle Position Sensor.

When at a stop the Idle Air Control valve allows the engine to idle. When stepping on the accelerator the TPS sends a signal to the computer as to how much gas to add to the engine. If there’s a problem with the TPS at the transition between idling and accelerating it can cause the engine to stutter or stumble.

Tester