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NO HEAT/BOTTOM RADIATOR HOSE COLD

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1996 Subaru Legacy L wagon 2.2 168,911/mi. No heat, bottom radiator hose cold - replaced t-stat; no difference. Why?
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Brian50O
March 4, 2007.



I would say either the thermostat is a poor quality replacement part. Or the vehicle has a flow problem such as worn water pump impelars or a resticted radiator. The last thing could be a large air pocket which is possible if the proper fill and bleed procedure wasnt followed with the thermostat replacement
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Tiny
Scubaru
Mar 4, 2007.
Hold the garden hose tightly to the outlet of the core " bottom hose" have someone turn the hose on hi till clean water freely runs out the other tube, reassemble worked great for me after thermostat did not help

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Psylosyfer
Mar 18, 2007.

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