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too high cold idle?

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#1 Midwst


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Posted 22 August 2005 - 11:30 AM

When I start my 96 legacy cold, the idle holds at 1500 rpm for a little bit, unless I tap the gas pedal, but if I tap the gas pedal too soon, sometimes it doesn't drop down much. I understand the elevated rpm for cold start is normal, but 1500 is much higher than I have noticed on other cars...including other subarus. Is there anyway to bring it down...or could there be a problem with one of the sensors? Thanks.

#2 Legacy777



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Posted 22 August 2005 - 12:17 PM

1500 rpm is normal for cold idle. You're car is fine.

#3 Setright


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Posted 22 August 2005 - 02:54 PM

Yep, sounds normal.

But it does seem to really hold onto the revs when cold. Tap the gas and it jumps up but takes ages to get back down.

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