Do I need to get a tune up? on 2003 Acura MDX

My Acura SUV is using a lot of gas and is having trouble taking off

by in Aurora, IL on February 04, 2013
2 answers
ANSWER by on February 04, 2013
Sounds like it is very possible, but if you have any check engine lights on, I would get someone to scan the codes for you and start with those repairs. You might just need a sensor or other part not included in a tune up. You will need to check the condition of the spark plugs, wires, filters etc. to determine the other things needed as well.
ANSWER by on February 05, 2013
Have trans scanned for codes.(maybe the reason for the sluggish take-off is that it's starting out in second gear , or the lock-up clutch is engaging incorrectly(early).