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Experience:  34 years of Subaru service experience, ASE Master Technician.
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My check engine light and cruise control light came on has a

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my check engine light and cruise control light came on has a hissing sound from engine compartment. i thought my car overheated because there was whitish smoke/steam was noticeable when we got out of the car. we limped it for about 4 blocks to our parking lot. did i blow a head gasket or is it a leaking radiator hose? i checked my radiator overflow, and saw it was on the low line, so put distilled water in it, but i couldn't see any antifreeze when i opened the cap. but the car wasn't turned on at the time. when i checked the oil, it seemed like it was over full somehow. help!
JA: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?
Customer: stays on
JA: What is the model/year of your Subaru?
Customer: 2005 outback wagon
JA: Are you fixing your Outback yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i just wrote a paragraph on that a minute ago, can you see it?
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: i also was about to run out of gas.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 2 months ago.

Hi . Thank you for asking your question on JustAnswer

do you have acces to a code reader/sscan tool?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
no, but after running the car for about 1 more minute, the lights that were on went off. what just happened, did the car change it's mind, or what?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
i don't want a phone call, so disregard that.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
i just want to text with a mechanic
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 2 months ago.

si is it running good and the light is off?