Ok, first off I hope that it's not putting out 36 Volts especially since your vehicle is a 12 Volt System. The Alternator should be putting out anywhere from 13.7 Amps up to 15.3 Amps any more and you will burn up a vehicles Battery. Any less and it well cause eletrical problems.
The only exception I can think of with the Alternator putting out 36 Volts would be if it is a Hybrid Vehicle and I am not sure about the charging systems in the hybrids.
Now other possibilities for the surg.
Vacuum Leaks - Other than the one found
Weak Fuel Pump or Fuel Pressure Regulator
Plugged Exhaust System Catalytic Converter - The exhaust system in your vehicle is designed to release exhaust gases from the engine to the rear of the car. This system is designed to have about 3 pounds of exhaust backpressure under full throttle. This means the engine should not have to push more than 3 pounds of pressure to release the exhaust at any given time. If a catalytic converter plugs or breaks apart it will plug the exhaust system causing an engine surge.
Sunday, May 30th, 2010 AT 4:00 PM