Surging.....HELP PLEASE!!!!! - Impala Tech
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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-05-2007, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Surging.....HELP PLEASE!!!!!

My Impala is surging/lunging forward and dies only in drive, when coming to a stop, or stopped with the brakes on. When in park or on the highway it is ok and idles fine. I tried to increase the idle and it only slightly helped.
At first I tried electrics: new electric voltage regulator, battery check, alt. check, alternator charging check, replaced plug in voltage regulator, and a new battery cable. The car starts fine after it dies and the alternator charges fine.
Other Checks: I sprayed carb cleaner around carb and manifold and found no vac. leaks.
What else could it be????????
It is a 64 impala with an old 350 in it but otherwise it is all stock.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-06-2007, 01:49 PM
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Probably time for a carb rebuild. Idle circuit or transition circuit is probably gummed up.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-08-2007, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
Probably time for a carb rebuild. Idle circuit or transition circuit is probably gummed up.

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I agree Carb problem or Vac. leak
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-10-2008, 05:32 PM
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Vacuum leak or retarded timing. My money is on vacuum leak.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-11-2008, 12:26 AM
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if you have power brakes,disconnect and plug the vacuum port at the manifold. it this helps your brake booster is leaking when brakes are applied. replace it. hope this helps
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