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I am trying to find out what your LL Bean 2003 idles at.

1. in park
2. in drive

AFTER it has warmed up about 10 minutes or more.

Mine is at 350 to 450 which seems pretty low and you can feel the engine struggle just " slightly"

Appreciate everyones help
 

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I am trying to find out what your LL Bean 2003 idles at.

1. in park
2. in drive

AFTER it has warmed up about 10 minutes or more.

Mine is at 350 to 450 which seems pretty low and you can feel the engine struggle just " slightly"

Appreciate everyones help
Are you going by the tachometer? If so, your estimate is probably very low. My 2004 L.L. Bean looked like it was idling around 400 when stopped in traffic without the A/C running, but when I put the OBDII scanner on it, it was actually more like 600 RPM.

It was much more noticeable when it was warmer out. I don't have the car anymore, so I can't check exact numbers unfortunately.
 

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Thank you jp1203.......................yes ...going by the tach..........................CNY Dave....says his is about the same as well........might just be how it is on that model.......my wifes 2006 2.5 is about 500....by the tach.............maybe its a subaru thing ?

appreciate your response...it saves all of us sometimes from going to dealer....SO important to share info.....
 

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Yeah, I would never trust your cluster to be 100% accurate on anything on any car. Verify everything by being able to compare... an OBD2 scanner (I use Torque Pro on my Android phone) for checking temperature and RPM, a GPS for speed, etc.
 

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True...................but at idle..........it almost " feels" ....like its starving for fuel to idle smoother.........crazy subaru..................
 

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my wifes 2006 2.5 idles low as well.............might just be a " Subaru" thing......anybody else?
 

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Thanks Dave...much appreciated.....wonder why mine is so low.

Any Ideas ?
 

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Do these even have an idle-air-controller?

Maybe the TPS is bad right at the bottom of the range?
 

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Yes.... I replaced ( dealer) Iacv valve, Throttle sensor, plugs..................no light in dash.........scan tool shows..........no codes detected........

remember the good old days....when you could turn a screw to set idle...................

engineers........ugh
 
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