2004 Focus ZX5 2.3l Hesitates, lack of power
Hi all. I have an 04 Focus ZX5 2.3l 5 spd that hesitates on the freeway. It also lacks power when taking off, especially in 2nd gear. Shifting to 3rd is not much better. Idles fine and revs good in neutral. It doesnt hesitate in 2nd or 3rd but feels like I'm towing a 2000lb trailer. Here are the things I've done already.
Fuel pressure, ok 35lbs while testing (never dropped)
plugs, ignition coils.
cleaned MAF sensor,
Compression test, ok
I read somewhere it might be the EGR sensor DFP something. I disconnected the vacuum hose to the EGR and nothing changed. I suppose it could be a clogged catalytic but would that cause hesitation on the freeway?