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My dad's car wont accelerate when he pushes on the gas. Not…

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My dad's car wont...

My dad's car wont accelerate when he pushes on the gas

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?

Not a gas hog but he says it goes dead sometime when idle

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car?

Its a ford freestyle...not sure of the year

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Freestyle?

Not sure it may be a 2009

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Freestyle yourself? What have you tried so far?

No it just happened today

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 1 month ago
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Several things can cause this concern with your dads Freestyle.

It can be caused by poor fuel pressure from a failing fuel pump.

It can be caused by a clogged exhaust system, especially catalytic converters.

It can also be caused by the transmission.

But proper testing and diagnosis is the best way to locate the cause.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
ok.... my first initial thought was fuel pump, then transmission.
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
well he had it towed to a mechanic shop but they wont be able to get to it until Monday. They close early on Friday and not open over the weekend.
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thank you.
Ford Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 1 month ago

Your welcome.

More than likely it is a fuel pump, but have it tested properly to verify it.

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