Engine Performance problem
2000 Acura Integra 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 114xxx miles
Recently when I have tried starting my car, the engine cranks but will idle around 500 rpms. When I try to press the accelerator the engine boggs and just sputters. I notice a boat engine like smell from the exhaust while this goes on. Also, when I turn on power items such as the A/C, windshield wipers, headlights, hazards, etc. The engine RPMs raise considerably and the engine sounds like it has life. However, if not enough such items are powered on, the engine is almost completely non responsive to the throttle. I have successfully driven the car a couple of times when the RPMs allow me to get out of 1st gear but it usually powers down when I slow down. The check engine light comes on and off occasionally and when the codes were run it said cylinders 1-4 misfire. I changed the plugs and wires but it did not seem to make a difference. My gut tells me its a fuel related problem but is it the filter, pump, etc? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
have the same problem?
Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 AT 9:46 AM