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Jumpy rpm's on 1990 Subaru Legacy

1990 Subaru Legacy. When cold, the engine starts up fine and idles normally for 20seconds (ish) then starts jumping from 1500 to ~100 rpm's till I start driving and it warms up a bit. I read somewhere online (can't find it now) that spraying Injection/carb cleaner (O2 sensor safe supposedly) in the air intake would help. It did help for a few weeks, but now it is acting up again so i'm sure it needs an actual repair, not a spray can.

I searched for air leaks and found none. I have read that the idle air control valve could be the issue?

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