After the rebuild during which I installed a new temp sensor, I was surprised to notice the temp gauge going to the mid-point and much to my dismay climbed well past the red-line. This is a common mistake on several makes after a coolant change. From January 2004 to September 2004, Subaru replaced 13 head gaskets on outbacks, and vintages from 1996-1998, and a mileage from 60,000 miles-90,000 miles. Will go check tonight, will take it for a long drive on the toll way. Plastic tank with copper core. . The current and failure mileages were 36,700.
The engine has a slight tilt upwards toward the radiator, and both your waterpump, and block will have a tendancy to leave air near the top of the block and heads. I hadn't driven far so I thought maybe there was a pocket preventing the thermostat from opening. What else can we do? Why do you need to bleed the system? The heat was good and hot all the way there except for 5 seconds it felt like cool air coming out then it went to hot air again. Then realized my engine had died, the brakes were useless, and my power steering was also useless. Nov 10, 2011 I'm making a guess that if this is a noise that gets better but doesn't go away once the car has warmed up, you probably have one or more tappets that are out of adjustment. The funny thing is the car never actually over heated, no steam coming out the engine or anything like that, just the needle going to hot. Also, if your airbleed screw has alittle coolant leaking around it, replace it with a new one as the seal and plastic have worn due to age.
The vehicle was never diagnosed by the dealer. Replace Bleed plug and then radiator cap. Will go check tonight, will take it for a long drive on the toll way. By purchasing a radiator cap for Subaru Legacy, you reduce the risk of overheating, which equals enhanced reliability and peak performance for longer. I have a feeling that they are hydraulic tappets on this vehicle. AutoZone's rattle-proof design also makes sure the cap stays in place when you're out and about.
He recommended to replace the fan relay suggesting that they were kicking in too late. When it comes to your Subaru Legacy, you want parts and products from only trusted brands. Are you going to attempt it or freeze your hiney this winter I am definitely getting a remote starter this year. Radiator performance is essential for proper engine cooling and function. Turned the heater on at full blast and it quickly cooled down to normal temp, and stayed there all the way back to dealer.
There were no warning indicators prior to the failure. I have a similar issue that went catastrophic. Very low mileage for the year 2002 subaru outback vin does pop up as a legacy though which is weird 124k mi. He recommended to replace the fan relay suggesting that they were kicking in too late. There is no external leak of antifreeze anywhere.
The Koyo Cooling radiator has been engineered to the highest standards and incorporates application specific mounting locations for all fan shrouds, inlet-outlet hoses and top-bottom mounting pins, ensuring quick and pain-free installs. You are going to have to either try to trace the offending ones or swap out the lot if they are hydraulic. The Valeo radiator features a broad core thickness and an advanced fin design for optimum heat transfer. Kathii444 answered 4 years ago Thanks. It is too thick to fit properly and even with modifications to the mounting bracket, it would not fit. Only one sold for my car. Found out on forums that there were multiple problems with both types of engines that year the single and dual overhead cam engines and all around the same mileage, but only the single overhead cam engine had the recall.
If I drive at normal highway speeds, the temperature will eventually go down to normal. You don't want to over heat your car and risk a head gasket failure again. Here at Advance Auto Parts, we work with only top reliable Radiator product and part brands so you can shop with complete confidence. My opinion on replacing a thermostat at least is to go with a factory thermostat, Subaru designed those engines to run at a specific temperature and a low temp thermostat wont fix overheating. When I drove it on the highway for a good 20 minutes to the mechanic I had the heat on high and the needle never went up. Jun 28, 2011 Hello, mdaniels676 and thank you for asking your question on Fixya! The aftermarkets aren't considered a good bet on these motors. Dealer sais the car is running normally now, no overheating at all.
The airbleed is mounted on the top of the radiator on the passenger side. The radiator has also been checked and cleaned out. I can target that as an air flow problem at that point. Lets assume you just need to do an air bleed, and things will go back to normal. How long can you drive it before it starts overheating, and does it boil over when it does? I have a 2001 Subaru Outback 2. This advanced design helps to prevent damage which would negatively affect the cooling capacity and engine performance.
BrennaHall9 answered 8 months ago Know this is an old thread. My undestanding is, even if fans did kick in too late the engine should of cooled down after they kicked in. Sometimes you can get away with after market parts, this is not one of the times to try and save a few bucks. I let the car cool, put the old sensor back in and it's back to the normal mid-range. I commute 150 miles a day to work and the job seems to have gone well - the heads were leaking but are no longer doing so. Does anyone out there have any idea what may be going on? In my experience water pumps work or they leak all over the place its generally pretty obvious when they have gone bad. I turned the engine off and let it sit for about 2 hours.