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My subaru is overheating when going up ll
, temp stays

Customer Question

my subaru is overheating when going up hill
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: temp stays perfect in normal driving conditions when going up steep inclines the temp gauge will go from normal to quickly rising had cooling system pressurized and no leaks
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  Tims Auto Repair replied 9 months ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.

I will do my best to assist you

what is the year and model of your subaru?

Expert:  Tims Auto Repair replied 9 months ago.

what engine?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
2005 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5L
Expert:  Tims Auto Repair replied 9 months ago.

sorry i missed you..

do you ever hear/see that the cooling fan comes on?

Expert:  Tims Auto Repair replied 9 months ago.

does the engine light stay on?if so,can you give me the computer codes?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
cooling fan come on but radiator doesn't get very warm. No hot or cold spots on the radiator. I'm having the thermostat switched out as we speak, hopefully that fixes the lack of flow. I don't have the actual code but I know it's on because of a misfire in cylinder #2. The engine was rebuilt recently and the mechanic says the valves need to be adjusted. Not sure if this is related to the overheating problem. I don't think it is because like I said the radiator is cool all over even when the car is up to normal running temp.
Expert:  Tims Auto Repair replied 9 months ago.

ok..sense the fan does work and from te way you expain the problem,it sounds as if you may have air trapped in the cooling system.

lets bleed the system this way.

1-remove the radiator/reservoir cap when the engine is cold

2-start the engine and let idle

3-turn the heater on max

4-keep coolant on hand and add it as needed

5-spme coolant may gush out with the air

6-keep doing this until the engine is at operating tempeture and the heater is hot

7-after the coolant settles down and the engine is warm,,install the cap

This may take as long as 20-30 minutes.

let me know if that worked for you

thanks

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