Question about 1997 Subaru Legacy
Your car may not have recieved a recall on 02/201998 on the vehicle speed control recall id from NHTSA98v035000. the throttle shaft ball bearings on the sensor side of the throttle body assembly was not insalled in certain throttle bodies. Operation of a vehicle with a missing throttle shaft bearing can eventually lead to an incomplete return of the throttle valve resulting in a high idling condition. 61115 vehicles were affected. Take vin number to dealer see if your vehicle has been inspected for this missing bearing.
Posted on Jan 07, 2011
SOURCE: High idle
I have the same exact problem, but with idling roughly between 700 and sometimes upwards of 2000+ RPM. I don't have the problem you do as far as the engine heat goes, but I definitely feel the tug, hear the engine sounding bogged down at stops, and when in neutral, finding it idling extremely high. My check engine light had come on just this past month (with this problem occuring for a little over a year now), and it turns out I have a bad Throttle Positioning Sensor, which my mechanic says can cause the high idling. I'm replacing the sensor this weekend with a dealer part, which I got for $102, so I'll post again once it's done to let you know if that fixed the problem or not.
Hope this helps,
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