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Trouble took a trip up to chicago from arkansas but before that the car ran well all but some times when i started it up, it would ide it self high and then later ide down about 30 seconds. the car has over 250,000 miles. i started noticing the high ide problem around the time i drove the car up from chicago to arkansas about 10 mouths ago. now this time when i took the car back to chicago and back home to arkansas it got about 50 miles from home and lost power and stopped. after trying to start it again it started right up but as soon as i touched the gas it cut off. after trying it again i was able to hold the gas down and the car would pull off fast but not as fast as it would have in times past after driving about a mile the car lost power again and stopped. now while driving at top speed and releasing to stay at speed limit i was only able to drive the car that way. if i tryed to drive normal it would not give speed to the car, just as a bald out stage. i pulled over and let the car cool off looking under the hood and calling for a tow, while waiting i tryed the car again and it stated slugish, i pumped the gas and tryed to keep it running and was able to move about a half block before it died at that time i notice the whole exhust was red hot, so i started thinking that the catlye converter was pulled but then i thought it is only about 2 years old, and that maybe because i was pumping the gas while tring to drive it caused the egr valve to off set and made the exhust piping turn red. after waiting on my towing service to find a tow truck service near me i tryed it again and this time it started and i put it in drive and it rolled at ide about 15mils per hour, for abot 20 miles i did not touch the gas in fear it would cut off, after climbing many hills it finally stopped at one. at this time my wife came and we left the car til the next day. on the next day i was about to pull the car home on a dolly but tryed it and it started and drove home, slugish but it made it. it set in the yard about a week when i i decided to try to work on it, it would not start, and when it did it was sluggish big time touch the gas and it go dead. now before i took the car to chicago a 12 hour trip i had chaged the front three pulgs and was going to change the back three on the next day but never got back to it. my guess is that the fuel regulater is bad, or the way i did the plug change off set the power after that long trip, i was going to change the last three, and still will have to but wanted to know what do you all think is wrong.

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First of all thanks for all the information too many times you dont get enough info to correctly identify the problem so kudos.
i realy think your right one your fuel pressure. but you need to check the pressure dont just replace parts. it could be a bad fuel pump or fuel filter . you didnt say what the plugs looked like . were they black( a sign of over fueling and a bad regulator) or bright white (from lean burn) you could also hace an intake gasket leaking that would cause the lean burn,

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