1997 Subaru Legacy Starting the engine

Tiny
LISAR2C
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  • 1997 SUBARU LEGACY
  • 198,000 MILES
Lately I have to press the accelerator to the floor to start the engine. I turn the key and nothing happens so I have to press the accelerator down all the way and finally it turns over. I used to be able to just press the accelerator easily and it would start right up.
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Saturday, August 17th, 2013 AT 3:36 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Check for vacuum leaks and check the idle air control valve, (IAC). The IAC is responsible for maintaining the engine idle and may not be allowing air to enter the engine.
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Saturday, August 17th, 2013 AT 6:38 PM
Tiny
MADMIKE1735
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You can also try cleaning your mass air flow sensor, and clean your throttle body. Then disconnect both battery cables, touch them together to reset your computer. This will make your engine relearn its "driveability" functions.
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Saturday, September 14th, 2013 AT 9:55 PM

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