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I added a can of sea foam in my gas tank fill it up with gas now cel comes on car hesitates when starting to move but then runs fine

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Go to an auto parts store and ask them to read the code for you. Is the gas cap tight? Seafoam should not cause any problems. Drive it for a while it may get better.

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