The engine was running high gears and not accelerating

Tiny
GARRETT_B
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  • 2010 FORD FUSION
  • 2.5L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 165,000 MILES
Hello! I turned my car on this morning, and the slew of problems came at me. The engine was running high gears, and not accelerating. The hood wasn't being read as open when I opened it. A scent of burning rubber was pungent throughout the entire car. When I shifted into reverse, the car didn't immediately start moving. A lot of issues.
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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 AT 5:06 AM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

Was there any smoke from any point on the vehicle? I ask because the accessory drive belt may be getting damaged due to a pulley that froze, but that wouldn't cause a transmission issue. If the "high gear" could have been loss of power, the belt could be dragging causing the engine to work harder.

Let me know as much as you can. If possible, inspect the accessory drive belt (serpentine belt). Open the hood and inspect it visually, and also note if there is a smell coming from it.

Additionally, let me know if the check engine light is now on and not turning off when the engine is running

I will watch for your reply.

Take care,

Joe
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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 AT 8:14 PM

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