Q: Car slows down while accelerating

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While driving on the freeway about 65 mi/hr the car started slowing down while I was accelerating. It went back to normal for a minute or two and then it did the same thing. I tried pushing the gas pedal a bit but it kept slowing down. None of the dashboard warning lights came on.

My car has 58000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

You should first replace the fuel filter and road test to see if engine runs better. If problem continues then test and replace the fuel pump.

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