Hesitation under load and no CEL, could be a sign of gas starvation. It could be just a clogged fuel filter or a fuel pump going bad. But in order to diagnose a fuel pump, you need special equipment to measure fuel pressures.
Also O2 sensors have been known to produce hesitation under acceleration when they start to fail, although not triggering a CEL.
"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough"
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