1984 Pontiac Sunbird

Engine Performance problem
1984 Pontiac Sunbird 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 284000 miles

when I give the car more gas it stutters and seems to miss could this be the fuel filter
Dodge 123
July 11, 2009.

Could be the fuel filter and other things such like below

Dirty fuel injectors (cleaning the injectors often fixes this).
Bad MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor
Bad TPS (throttle position) sensor
Bad or dirty MAF (mass airflow) sensor
Low fuel pressure (leaky fuel pressure regulator or weak fuel pump)
Vacuum leaks (intake manifold, vacuum hoses, throttle body, EGR valve)
Bad gasoline (fuel contaminated with water or too much alcohol)

Sometimes, what feels like a hesitation is actually ignition misfire rather than lean misfire. The causes of ignition misfire may include: Dirty or worn spark plugs
Bad plug wires
Weak ignition coil
Wet plug wires

Jul 11, 2009.