Major hesitation when trying to accelerate

  • 2007 FORD F-150
  • 5.4L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • 100,000 MILES
I'm getting a major hesitation when trying to accelerate. At first it was only at 60 mph. And when I tried to overtake on the highway. I have replace the plugs and coil packs. Replace fuel filter. Had a conditioning done to engine. Cleaned an checked the mass air sensor. New air filter. New fuel module sensor. And now the truck is hesitating at all speeds. Much worse if the fuel is below 1/4 of a tank. I took out the coils and plugs again to check for burning etc, but all looks good. I'm at a complete loss. The only thing that I can think of is the fuel pump. It seems that after the hesitation it delivers fuel okay. There has been faint smell of fuel when stopped at a light as of late. There are no codes and no check engine light. It has been scanned. Any idea? I'm at a loss. Literally.
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Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 AT 2:46 PM

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Hello, I'm Danny,

I would suggest performing a fuel pressure test. It sounds like you may have a faulty or weak fuel pump that is not providing adequate fuel pressure especially under acceleration. Here is a tutorial showing what is involved for testing fuel pressure:


The correct fuel pressure for your truck is attached as a picture below. After performing this get back to us with the test results and we'll then help diagnose. Hope this helps and thanks for using 2CarPros.
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