So the actual story begins a few days ago when Cheryl's parents came to visit. Subie decided to act up and give us a scare; forcing us to leave him behind and worry for the remainder of the day about his condition. Turns out, we had just fueled up and he had stalled (typical lately) but I somehow managed to do the "secret handshake" for Subaru. ( I'm not 100% positive, but it is not impossible.)
Dying to know? Here it is:
1) Warm up the engine
2) Turn the ignition switch OFF
3) Turn the ignition switch ON
4) Start the engine
5) Drive the vehicle at speeds greater than 12 MPH
6) Stop the vehicle
7) Depress the brake pedal and move the gear selector to "1"
8) Turn the ignition switch to OFF
9) Turn the ignition switch to ON
10) Move the gear selector to "2"
11) Move the gear selector to "1"
12) Move the gear selector to "2"
13) Move the gear selector to "3"
14) Move the gear selector to "D"
Now examine the AT Oil Temp light again:
If the light's blinking 4 times a second, then the problem is most likely a power supply or ground problem.
If the light's blinking 2 times a second, then the TCM believes all is normal.
If the light's on solid or not on at all, then there's a problem with the light's circuit.
|New Idle Control Switch|
|VERY dirty Throttle Body. Engine side.|
|Air side, Still dirty after my first attempt|
|Idle Valve seat. Still needs work|
|After an hour of scrubbing and wiping. Much better!|
|Q-tips and toothbrush for small areas|
|Idle Valve seat looks better now.|
|Buff up Hose mounts|
|New Gasket. In case I need it.|
|Old and New PVC valve.|
But does Subie work? YES! No more sticky gas pedal, No more rough idle. I would like to think I fixed other problems, but I'm just happy Subie does not have that junk blocking up his airways. And best of all, I did it myself with out causing further damage. As the Doctors say: Do no harm first.
Now onto the Power-steering hoses ( dry rotted) and maybe the Purge Valve Solenoid. ( if I can find it) Fixing Subie one small part at a time. Another adventure success! Yeah Me!