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Lack of Power on highway or uphill while driving?

I lose power when i accelerate on gas pedal going uphill. everytime i take my foot off the gas pedal, its gives power. The vehicle will not go beyond 40 mph. whats seems to be the problem?

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Have the fuel pressure regulator checked out.

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