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Car surges as I pick up speed from a stop light if I accelerate lightly, doesn't feel like a misfire the car is a 2007 Grand Prix with a series 3 3800. The car runs great otherwise

No check engine light, and tends to be more noticeable after engine is warmed up

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Id start with the ignition system

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