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HoldAfter car heats up from driving, it gets to a point on short order where it won't take the gas. If I depress and hold the accelerator down, the vehicle will cough, spit and just shut off. Any suggestions on what might be the problem?

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  • Rachel Ross Sep 16, 2008

    I have had a similar problem with my Cutlass. Though mine has a lot of miles, it runs great and I haven't had any problems with it until now. My accelerator just stopped working. I had enough momentum to get me off the road. I turned it off and it restarted just fine. A couple blocks later it died right at a traffic light. I would not start until the light turned green again and has not died since. I took it into a shop and after 2 hours they told me nothing was wrong with my car. Obviously I'm skeptical about this decision. Please help!

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It sounds like the fuel filter is either plugged or the pump is failing, there is also a possiable problem with the Mass Air Flow Meter located in the rubber intake hose, make sure these hoses are ok, and have no cracks or clamp leaks, this allows air to bypass the meter and will make the engine have a severe hesitation off idle.

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