Q: No guts and overheating 1994 Ford Fairmont

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It's been one thing after another. My problem now is my car has no guts, have to hold the accelerator to the floor to give it a boost and its fine unless I have to slow down and repeat the process, it also overheats when accelerating over 90km but then the gage will drop back down when I lower my speed.

Thermostat and gaskets replaced. Distributor, cat converter replaced. And a number of other things replaced along with a full service. Help I have already spent over $1600 at the mechanics.

My car has 300000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there - I would check some basics - like compression on all cylinders, looking for low compression in 2 adjacent cylinders. This would signal a blown head gasket, which would explain the reduced power, and the overheating. For assistance with this, I would recommend a power loss inspection by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

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