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Q: what would cause 1996 chev monte carlo to surge on 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

when you crank it and let it idle it bigins to surge and try to die
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There are several things that would cause your car to surge as you described. The best way to help you with your problem would be to take the car to an auto parts store that will check the codes for free and repost your question with the code. More then likely air or fuel related witch as I said before several possibilities.
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