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Old 05-20-2007, 06:51 PM   #26
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It is the Cruise control cable. It came from the factory too tight on many of the 03-04s. When looking at the throttle body from the front, it is the cable that loops to the left and attached to a small black box on the wheel well next to the turbo.

This is the issue. As the turbo heats up the area the box/cable deforms and tightens. Loosen the cable to have at least 1/2 of slack while cold and the issue will go away. Do NOT loosen the cable on the right as that is the actual throttle cable.

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Just wanted to thank you for this tip. It seems to have totally fixed my high idle. My 03 wrx would start to idle fast during stop and go situations (only during hot months). It would go all the way to 2500 rpms and wouldnt chill out until I got a mile or so down the road with normal at speed driving.
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Old 05-20-2007, 10:06 PM   #27
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Checked with my son. He says the fast idle problem has been fixed. No trouble since I adjusted the cruise cable to have more slack.
Glad to see the "fix" has worked for others also.
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Old 05-21-2007, 12:30 PM   #28
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Yea, mine used to spike up ove 3k rpm on hot days in stop and go traffic.
No issues sonce I loosened the cable.
I also took up any remaining tension in my throttle cable while I was there.
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:57 PM   #29
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does anyone have a pic of exactly which one is the CC cable, just want to make sure Im adjusting the correct one. I know its a dumb question, but it would be even worse if I ended up adjusting something else and then had to figure that out. So thanks for the help.
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:03 PM   #30
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does anyone have a pic of exactly which one is the CC cable, just want to make sure Im adjusting the correct one. I know its a dumb question, but it would be even worse if I ended up adjusting something else and then had to figure that out. So thanks for the help.
Trace the cable from the throttle body to the small black box by the passenger side strut tower. That is the cruise control cable.
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:11 PM   #31
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It is the Cruise control cable. It came from the factory too tight on many of the 03-04s. When looking at the throttle body from the front, it is the cable that loops to the left and attached to a small black box on the wheel well next to the turbo.

This is the issue. As the turbo heats up the area the box/cable deforms and tightens. Loosen the cable to have at least 1/2 of slack while cold and the issue will go away. Do NOT loosen the cable on the right as that is the actual throttle cable.

-Dave
you are right valhakar, i used to have an 04 and the same problem. Once i loosened the cruise controll throttle cable everything was fine

simple as that...just like that dreaded pcv valve
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:21 PM   #32
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simple as that...just like that dreaded pcv valve
OT, but what's the PCV value issue?
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:25 PM   #33
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its the cable - put some slack in it
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