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1992 Ford Festiva-Engine cutting out

My son's 92 Festiva is cutting out on level ground & on hills. He can put the pedal all the way down and it will either go really fast, or cut out. No problems starting etc. It has an automatic transmission. He had driven it about 40 miles when it started cutting out, parked it at work. It sat for about 8 hours. After work, he hobbled it about 10 miles before just parking it.He said that when it cut out and he put the pedal down, the engine did NOT rev-up, it just idled.

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  • actingup Jun 05, 2009

    We have a friend/mechanic looking at it and is going to come & drive it & let us know. He thinks it is also in the fuel system. It is frustrating to put time & money into a car just trying to figure out what is wrong. We did that with our 91 Honda civic. But it's worth it in the end to have it back on the road.

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Oooohhhh this was a frustraiting problem for me & my 91 Festy.
Tried a million things & spent a fortune & when all was done it was the
fuel pump all along. :-)

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