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1998 Outback: running, it overheats

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1998 Outback has been running perfectly. Friday night it started overheating. It can idle for hours without getting warm, but as soon as I drive it, it overheats. Also, the heater isn't putting any warm air out. Please don't say it's the head gaskets!
Submitted: 8 years ago via
Category: Car
Expert:  CarQuestionGuy replied 8 years ago.
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Is the coolant reservoir and radiator full of coolant?

Let me know.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.


Expert:  CarQuestionGuy replied 8 years ago.
If you don't have heat then either there is air in your cooling system or your water pump is not working well.
Was your car low on coolant?
Do your cooling fans come on?
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