The engine stalls when trying to take off?

Tiny
JONATHAN VZQZ
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  • 2006 FORD FOCUS
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150 MILES
Does not want to run when I press the gas pedal. It does run when I just turn on the car, but after like ten or maybe five minutes it starts to do what I just said in parking or when I put first or drive. I just keep pressing the pedal but it does not go forward it just stays there and it wants to turn off while I am pushing the gas pedal.
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Sunday, November 13th, 2016 AT 7:50 PM

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Tiny
DANNY L
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Hello, I'm Danny.

It sounds like you might have a weak or failing fuel pump which is not supplying enough fuel pressure when trying to accelerate. The first thing I suggest is to perform a fuel pressure test. Here is a tutorial show how to test fuel pressure:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-fuel-system-pressure-and-regulator

The fuel pressure specification for your car is 35-70 PSI with key on engine running. Let us know the readings after performing this test and we'll go from there. Hope this helps and thanks for using 2CarPros.
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