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Engine Hesitates what can I do?

Ive read about Seafoam... but only about putting it through the brake booster line... will this line also help the hesitation or should i pick a different line?

Or what else can i do to improve the hesitation problem??

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You can put some in the gas tank and IN the oil. But change the oil soon after
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seems like there are alot of us with a hesitation problem heh. You can try some injector/fuel system cleaner and see if it helps out. If not start with the electrical, plugs, wires, coil. and then move onto to seeing if its a fuel related problem. bad injectors , pump or pressure regulator.

I myself am figuring out where mine is coming from still
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I just had the injection system serviced recently. I hate the hesiation it makes me mad when im trying to switch lanes and it wont go...
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I always thought a 3.0 hesitating around a V8 was a normal reaction.

Have you been feeding it properly ? I know my 3.0 doesn't like to digest certain brands of gas. You may want to change the fuel filter if you haven't already.
How's its heart pumping ? What kind of pressure are you getting at the fuel rail ?

Manual or automatic transmission ? If an auto , When was the tranny fluid last changed and did they replace the filter also ? Nothing like an auto that says 'Huh ?' when you put the power to it.

Have you had the OBD codes read ? That would be a great start. Just because there is no CEL doesn't mean no codes are stored.Get them pulled and post them here.
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