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Old 06-19-2017, 11:26 AM   #11366
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Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Long Island N.Y.
05 Saabaru JDM STi
Black Ver 7 VF48 6sp RA


I've been having an issue with my car that I considered to be related to the idle air control valve. On hot days sitting on idle or when sitting in traffic for a bit the car would start idling high. the idle would start rising above 1000 rpm and get up to 3-4000 rpm. Once I'm able to get the car moving on the highway for a bit the idle would return to normal. Other times the condition manifest when I've been driving the car, everything normal, I make a quick stop and turn the car off. When I get back to the car and fire it up the idle will be high, once again, getting on the road for a bit and the idling returns to normal. Saturday I installed a brand new OEM Idle air control valve but to my surprise after driving the car and it operating perfectly normal I made a stop and turned the car off for about 10-15 minutes. When I fired it back on it started to idle just above 1000 rpm. Now I don't understand what is happening, why the issue ? Seems to be related to the coolant temperature. Could it be that I installed the thermostat upside down ? Your help input is always appreciated.
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