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Hi:
I'm a Honolulu resident and I have purchased my first forester used.

It's a plain 2006 with 18,000 miles and has a very smooth but boring automatic transmission ( my last car was a WRX in disguise).

Today while driving I noticed something strange. Once the engine warms to normal operating temperature, the idle seems to slow down so much that the engine almost dies while stopped or going extremely slow in gear. Only the oil light flickers for a brief moment which could be due to low oil pressure when it slows to like 200 rpm.
It seems to do this under the following conditions:
- The engine is at normal operating temperature.
- The car is in gear.
- My foot is on the brake pedal.
- The car is virtually stopped or going like 2mph.

I have a buddy that has a OBDII device that can do a diagostics test. I tried this briefly but I'm not getting any fault codes. However, I only did this while the engine was off.

Any advise on what could be the problem is greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 

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Check for vacuum leaks, as craigbhp said clean the throttle body around the butterfly.

Might also be worthwhile checking the idle air control motor for any carbon build up.
 
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