Sudden drop in power??

Asked by May 04, 2017 at 11:48 AM about the 1995 Ford Mustang STD Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Was running fine 60-65mph going into town. comming home I stopped at a red light, and started off ok and then never would get above 40-45 mph??

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It sounds like your computer has put your engine into "Fail Safe" mode for some reason. It's trying to protect your engine from catastrophic failure. It could be running at too high temperature or it could be an oil pressure issue or not enough fuel coming in, which could burn valve seats. Did service engine light come on ? If there was no light, I would check my oil and coolant levels ( after it cools down ) and if they are okay, I would disconnect the negative side of the battery for about ten minutes. This allows the computer to reset in most cases. If the same scenario happens, you will need to have it diagnosed by a mechanic with the proper electronic tools.

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