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My subaru is overheating when going up ll
, temp stays…

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My subaru is overheating...

My subaru is overheating when going up hill

Mechanic's Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?

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

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Subaru
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Subaru Mechanic: Tims Auto Repair, mechanic replied 2 years ago
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what is the year and model of your subaru?

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Subaru Mechanic: Tims Auto Repair, mechanic replied 2 years ago

what engine?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
2005 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5L
Subaru Mechanic: Tims Auto Repair, mechanic replied 2 years ago

sorry i missed you..

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

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Subaru Mechanic: Tims Auto Repair, mechanic replied 2 years ago

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

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Customer reply replied 2 years 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.
Subaru Mechanic: Tims Auto Repair, mechanic replied 2 years 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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