Loss of Power at Freeway Speeds on Toyota Corolla

Problem Description and Possible Solution

A loss of power on the freeway may due to an internally leaking fuel pulsation dampener. This commonly occurs on higher mileage vehicles.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 174,647 (39,000–285,000)
Engines affected: 1.6L 4 Cylinder, 1.8L 4 Cylinder
8 model years affected: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, more1995, 1996, 1997, 2000
24 people reported this problem
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the car drives well for 5 , 10 or even 15 minutes then on the freeway the speed starts lowering the gas pedal doesn't do anything. I changed the fuel pump, had spark plugs, and still not working properly
at highway speed engine dies... no power, then power comes back in 5 to ten seconds or as much as 20 seconds... I have had to tow the car 3 times in the last month. I try to keep the fuel level at least one third full to protect the fuel pump. Gotta get it fixed... I am paying for A car that I cant trust. I put in New plugs and Air filter in less than one week after buying the car. just for fun Gapped correctly and with anti seize compound.
I don't have it fixed yet but when I am slowing down from 45miles an hour it loses all mechanical power I have to immeadiatly throw it into neutral and it will restart just fine I need to know what would cause this
After driving for about 20 minutes vehicles engine compartment gets real hot my break start tightening up I got a pull over immediately because if I don't then the brakes lock up to where I can't drive anywhere and then ultimately the car doesn't want to start I have to let the vehicle cool down before I'm able to drive again
Vehicle temperature gets hot the brakes tighten up and I can't go past 30 miles an hour and if I keep driving eventually the vehicle won't go nowhere or it won't start.I have to wait for the vehicle to cool down before it's drivable again