Q: Car lost acceleration and battery keeps draining?

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I bought this car used off an individual and the first instance I had, I was driving to work in the a.m., as I was driving, I lost acceleration and my battery light was flickering. At that point it was shuddering. We put it to the side of the road and my friend came back and picked me up. After work, we jumped the battery, and it started almost immediately. It reversed just fine, then as soon as I put it in 1st, no acceleration again and died again. Towed to an auto repair, they ran tests and it pulled 6 codes, all fuels and emissions. They said that instead of not knowing where to begin, a ford dealer may have better experience with the issue. Ford replaced my battery, said no other codes. ran fine for 5 days, then the same thing in a drive thru. Ford jump started it, drove a little, then it stalled. They towed it, ran diagnostics and got the same codes. Towed to another repair shop and they put gas in and it started. First day, drove great. Last night, it died as soon as I got home.

My car has 199000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

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