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I have a 1986 monte carlo with a 1990 corvette engine when starting cold it will stall after just a few seconds. i can get it to stay running by reving it high for 15 to 20 seconds but i have alot of neighbors and leave at 430 am.

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I would check the fuel injectors to see if 1 of them isn't bad, i had a 1989 corvette with a L98 engine, and it would start up, run a few seconds , then die, then , when i would try to re start it . sometimes it would, and sometimes it wouldn't, i would have to let it set for a short while, but after i diagnosed the fuel injectors , i found out that the # 6 injector on my engine , was bad, i replaced it, and it ran fine aftewards, also , you can check the throttle positioning sensor, hope that this information has helped you.

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