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2006 subaru Legacy: Hey..low speeds..I try to accelerate…

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Hey, I really need your help. I have a 2006 subaru Legacy. When I am stopped or even at low speeds the car will delay when I try to accelerate. It has brand new plugs and still does this. I will press the gas and little to nothing will happen and then after about a second or two it slowly acclerates. Do you know what I can do?
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Subaru Mechanic: FIXITMAN, Master Technician replied 8 years ago
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Hello JACUSTOMER, is the check engine light coming on? How many miles are on the vehicle?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
nope no check engine, everything is fine. 32,000 and just had the factory tune up
Subaru Mechanic: FIXITMAN, Master Technician replied 8 years ago
Is this a turbo model?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
nope
Subaru Mechanic: FIXITMAN, Master Technician replied 8 years ago
Okay. THe most common cause of this is a bad throttle body. It is very common for this engine to have throttle body issues. The throttle body motor wears out and causes this.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Relist: Answer quality.
i need a more detailed answer and one that sounds sure of itself. This guy was not very detailed and didn't sound sure
Subaru Mechanic: FIXITMAN, Master Technician replied 8 years ago
The throttle body on this motor has an electric motor on it. This vehicle does not use a throttle cable. This motor opens and closes the throttle plate allowing the vehicle to accelerate. It is very common for this to fail on your vehicle requiring replacement of the throttle body. If you have a computer scanner that reads data then you can check the readings to see if the throttle body is working correctly.
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