2.2L Impreza stalling issues
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This is a discussion on 2.2L Impreza stalling issues within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Hey guys. Long time no speak, but I need some help My 1997 2.2L Outback is having an issue that ...

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    2.2L Impreza stalling issues

    Hey guys. Long time no speak, but I need some help

    My 1997 2.2L Outback is having an issue that is slowly getting worse.

    The car has 59k miles and once or twice a day it will stall after coming to a stop or after idling for a few minutes. Sometimes it will start right back up, other times it will take about 10 minutes to get back up, and it will have a rough idle a few minutes after that.

    Plugs, wires, and coils were just replaced. I changed the pcv valve and checked the pcv system and it had no clogs or buildup. I checked the EGR valve and cleaned it today and I still have the problem.

    The last thing I can think of is the Idle Control Valve. Any advice?

    Thanks!

    -Chris
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    Yes try cleaning the IAC valve, also check the throttle plate and make sure it isnt carboned up, is the check engine light on? You could also check for a vacuum leak...with the engine running spray some 2+2 gum cutter around all the vacuum lines and intake gaskets and if your idle changes than you have found your issue. I'm somewhat leaning towards a dirty/clogged IAC or gummed up throttle plate though...Also its a stretch but on the later model Legacys and Outbacks the front AF sensor would give an issue like this. This is a manual or automatic?

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    It's an automatic. There is no CEL. I'm going to check for vac leaks tomorrow, but I am also leaning towards the IACV. Do you think its just the gasket?
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