2004 Honda Accord Honda Accord V6 Hesitating

Tiny
JIMPLASKETT
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  • 2004 HONDA ACCORD
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 127,000 MILES
Recently i've noticed my Accord is hesitating. When I excellerate from a stop it starts then pauses then goes. When driving on flat, straight road at a consistent speed it feels like the power drops off and it momentarily looses power and then goes back to normal. I had the timing belt changed at 105K, the transmission was changed out at about 75K and i've mostly kept up with the other regular service. Is it in need of a tune up, a timing issue, clogged fuel filter, bad fuel injector? And are any of these things I can fix myself?

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Love my Accord
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Monday, September 6th, 2010 AT 1:02 PM

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Tiny
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Hi, a fuel filter is something simple you can do and can cause the symptoms you indicated, however I would also clean the throttle body and throttle plate of any carbon, and check the idle air control valve, as this is the main culprit to what you are describing, if there isnt a check engine light on, then I would not be overly nervous about the vehicle. It usually indicates something simple like a dirty throttlebody.
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Monday, September 6th, 2010 AT 2:36 PM
Tiny
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http://www.2carpros.com/how_to/how_to_change_fuel_filter.htm
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Monday, September 6th, 2010 AT 2:37 PM
Tiny
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My research would indicate that the fuel filter is built into the gas tank and thus not something I can service.

Where is the throttle body and plate and how do I get to to it to clean it? No check engine lights so i'm not too concerend but it is getting worse and I would like to have it running smoothly. Aslo, could it be my fuel injector going bad? Distributor? I read someplace that bad distributor or cabling can cause these types of issues?
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Monday, September 6th, 2010 AT 3:15 PM
Tiny
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The throttle body is where the the big hose from the airfilter housing connect to, right where the throttle cable would be if you take the big hose off, you will see the throttle plate inside of the throttlebody. A bad injector could cause your problem, but you would probably see black smoke or even some back firing, and a misfire engine light
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Monday, September 6th, 2010 AT 3:48 PM

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