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High engine idle while in gear, clutch depressed

Having an issue with the engine occasionally idling high up to 2000rpm with clutch depressed and car in gear on my 2008 outback

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    actually found the tsb for this problem

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There is a Subaru Technical Bulletin on this problem (11-89-08) for a ECU reprogrammation that will cure this problem also found on a lot of 2.5 engine for 2008 what ever the model.

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The first thing to check for here is a vacuum leak. Sometimes it can be difficult to track down broken hoses, but it takes a large vacuum leak to cause a high idle. Check the rubber hoses that connect directly to the intake manifold and throttle body. These are the most likely to fail. The best way to track down a mysterious leak is to remove a vacuum line and block its source with your finger. If the idle speed drops significantly below where it was before you removed the line, then you may have found your problem. Also look at the gaskets and air ducts between the throttle body and the intake manifold. It is unlikely, but you could have a leaking intake manifold gasket as well.

Posted on May 20, 2009

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