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The heater on my h6 2000 has stopped working,is this a

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Hi the heater on my h6 2000 has stopped working,is this a potential head gasket issue?
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Customer: It's an outback h6 2000 model, the a/c works fine but the heater has stopped working, I just need to know what to look for if it could be related to a head gasket issue?
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  Gary replied 4 months ago.

Hi there,

Have you checked the coolant and engine oil levels recently?

Do you hear any gurgling noise in the cabin, more so first drive up the street after cold startup?


Customer: replied 4 months ago.
The coolant/oil levels are fine and no gurgling that I have heard. It may just be the heating element but I read somewhere that a damaged/broken element may relate to head gasket problems. I have read that the 2000 model out backs are prone to these issues
Customer: replied 4 months ago.

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