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Subaru throttle body

Hi I cleaned or thought I was cleaning my throttle body I didn't know that regular carb cleaner was a no no. Now it sounds like it has vacuum leak.

Inside the throttle body, a an auto parts clerk said the gumout cleaner ate away at the seals inside and that it need a new one is there anway to fix this cheaply?

Can I recondition the seals somehow?

Can I rebluid it?

What part or parts do I need to replace can send me a photo of the part I need to replace and a picture of its location or pic of the throttle body if this is what needs to be fixed?

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SOURCE: 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon Liftgate Actuator Not Working

I highly recommend that you purchase a Haynes service manual for your Outback; we don't have any vehicle without one. The number for your car is: 89101  I checked and found the liftgate described in sufficient detail to troubleshoot your problem. The Haynes manuals cost between $15-$30 US and you can often find the best price on eBay but if you check with any of the chain auto parts stores, you can probably find one before they close today.
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I checked the schematic (circuit diagram) for the liftgate actuator and there is no separate fuse for it, it is on the same circuit with the other door locks. There are however, two plugs in the line to the common wires so either of these could be either disconnected or corroded preventing current flow.   I have noticed a random problem with the lock/latch mechanism on ours; if the hatch is closed well enough to satisfy the warning circuit but not completely engaged, one can tug on the handle repeatedly without effect but pushing it forward will complete the latching sequence and then it opens easily; it clicks when happy.

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SOURCE: subaru impreza rs 2.5 insanely high idle

check you dont have a split in the corrugated pipe from the maf to the swirl chamber (the big black plastic tank attached to the inlet manifold) or a leak into the intake somewhere, doesnt have to be a small vac tube.

Also you may have a sticking TB butterfly as my learned friend suggested.

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