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Old 07-07-2011, 01:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, I am a new Forester owner. Just picked up a 2003 Forester with 115k miles and I love it! I notice however that when the car is in drive, it idles at around 300 which seems kind of low to me (based on previous owned vehicles) but I am wondering if that is how Subaru's idle. When the A/C is on, it still idles that low and sometimes jumps to 500 when the fan kicks on.

Is this normal?
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Is this normal?
No. Should be about 800 rpm, I would guess. Tach could be off. Check with OBD.
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No. Should be about 800 rpm, I would guess. Tach could be off. Check with OBD.
Thanks for a fast reply. What is OBD?
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Thanks for a fast reply. What is OBD?
On Board Diagnostic meter. Its the plug under the steering wheel. Its possible Autozone or Advance auto will read it...although they may only read codes.
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