2000 Acura Integra STILL NOT RUNNING 100%. ROUGH IDLE

Tiny
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  • 2000 ACURA INTEGRA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 125,000 MILES
A COUPLE OF YRS AGO IGOT IN AN ACCIDENT THE FRONT OF MY CAR WAS HIT, IT APPEARED TO HAVE ONLY DAMAGED MY BUMPER, THAT GOT FIXED AND ABOUT A WEEK AFTER I GOT MY CAR BACK I NOTICED THE TEMP WAS HIGH ABOVE NORM ONLY WHEN I WOULD COME TO A STOP, I HAD TO PUT IN NEUTRAL OR PARK SO I CAN GIVE IT GAS AND ONLY THEN WOULD THE TEMP GAUGE GO BACK TO NORM. CHECKED THE COOLANT LEVEL IT WAS EMPTY, I THOUGHT PROBLEM WAS SOLVED, A COUPLE DAYS AFTER THAT WHILE DRIVING DOWN THE FREEWAY CHECK ENGINE LIGHTS UP ALONG WITH THE TEMP WAS ALL THE WAY 'H' I GOT OFF THE FREEWAY RIGHT AWAY & THEN MY CAR WAS COVERED IN SMOKE FROM UNDER THE HOOD, CAR WAS TOWED AND FOUND OUT THE RADIATOR WAS CRACKED, GOT IT REPLACED AND BACK TO NORMAL FOR ABOUT A WEEK, THEN MY CAR STARTS TO BE ROUGH WHEN IDLE AND TAKING OFF WHICH LED TO HAVING A CLICKING NOISE UNDER MY CAR. MY SYMPTOMS AT THIS POINT ARE ROUGH IDLE, CONSTANT LOW OIL (WITH NO OIL LEAK !) AND NO POWER, I HAD TO BASICALLY HELP MY AUTOMATIC SHIFT GEARS AND MY CAR TOP SPEED WAS PUSHING 60 IF THAT 50-60 MPH MAX. RAN DIAGNOSTICS AND CAME BACK WITH LOW THRESHOLD AND 3 OF MY SPARK PLUGS WERE BURNT. I WAS TOLD I NEEDED A CATAL. CONVERTER, SO I DID AS WELL AS CHANGED THE AIR FILTER, NEW SPARK PLUGS, OIL FILTER/CHANGE, NEW IGNITION COIL, NEW WIRES, BASICALLY A TUNE UP.I THOUGHT THE NIGHTMARE WAS OVER, MY CAR WAS RUNNING BETTER THAN EVER UNTIL A COUPLE DAYS LATER WHEN I STARTED MY CAR MY MAINT REQ LIGHT LIT UP AND I NOTICED MY CAR WAS ROUGH AT IDLE AGAIN, AND MY CAR HAS A RUMBLE AS IF MY MUFFLER IS LOOSE OR CHUGGING. I RAN DIAGNOSTICS AGAIN AND CAME BACK WITH NO TROUBLE CODES, WHEN WE TRY TO CLEAR EVERYTHING AND RESET THE MAINT LIGHT IT WILL LIGHT UP WITHIN FIVE MINUTES INTO DRIVING CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP MY ONGOING NIGHTMARE OH AND TO ADD A LITTLE MORE TO MY DISASTER MY CAR IS LATE ON REGISTRATION(PAID FOR) BUT THE SMOG TEST IS NOT DONE, BECAUSE THE TECHNICIAN SAID THAT REGARDLESS WITH THE MAINT REQD LIGHT ON ITS AN AUTOMATIC FAIL. AND NOW MY CAR FEELS LIKE ITS LACKING POWER AGAIN AND THE OIL IS CONSTANTLY RUNNING LOW ( WITH NO LEAKS) ANYONE PLEASE
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Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 AT 3:44 PM

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Tiny
JEREMIAH
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Maint light has nothing to do with it. It's just a light that reminds you. How were you trying to reset it?
Did you use the green button under the dash?
You were getting low threshold because, since 3 plugs were bad, you had unburned fuel going through the exhaust and the cat couldn't handle filtering raw fuel. The ticking noise is normal.
Pull out the spark plugs again and check the condition. The overheat could have caused the oil seal or something similar like a gasket to shrink or go bad.
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Sunday, March 2nd, 2008 AT 9:23 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the help anything else I can do. What should I do.

I forgot to add one more symptom the whole back of my car has black splatter comming from my exhaust, and my exhaust is always getting soiled in black soot-like stuff.
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Tuesday, March 11th, 2008 AT 1:19 AM

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