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Vapor lock only when hot outside.

When hot outside, shifting into 4th and 5th gear it will lose power when i press on the gas and try to stall out.

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I understand what you are describing, but keep in mind it is almost impossible to have an actual vapor lock on a fuel injected vehicle.
Vapor lock is when the gasoline in the fuel line turns to vapor before it gets to the engine.
I am assuming your Ford is newer than 1982 and has fuel injectors.
In your case it could be a vac leak or something making the fuel mixture too lean. A problem with the EGR valve or other component could cause the issue.
Is the check engine light on ?

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