1998 Subaru Legacy engine not ideling

Tiny
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  • 1998 SUBARU LEGACY
  • 4 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
I have a 98 subarue legacy gt limited with a 2.5 boxer engine I recently lent my car to a friend and he drove threw a water puddle an drove it about two blocks after started running funny an called me I went and there was a headlight that came out of the casing and the bulb blew an was laying in water I dont know if that screwd the computer or if there was an open circuit an the water shorted it out at first it would crank but not start so I let it sit an came back the next day an it started an ran fine till I got home them it died I took out the air filter an the coil pack wires an dried them off an it starts every time now an as long as I leave it about 1000 rpm it will drive fine to but when I go to stop it dies an it starts right back up fine an when I turn at low speeds there is a jerk type feeling that I dont know what it is but at higher speeds does not jerk.
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME!
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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 AT 3:46 PM

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Tiny
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Check and test the idle air control solenoid, EGR valve solenoid, throttle position sensor and MAF sensor
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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 AT 5:45 PM
Tiny
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Could it also be that there is watter that got in to the catalytic converter?
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Thursday, June 10th, 2010 AT 8:09 AM
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Could be the water shorted out the oxygen sensors and also creating blockage in the catalytic converter/muffler
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Thursday, June 10th, 2010 AT 4:29 PM

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