Engine Cooling problem
2000 Subaru Outback 4 cyl All Wheel Drive Manual 72000 miles
I have a 2000 Outback. One cold Day I had Hand in front of heater vent and noticed fluctuations in air temp coming out. I had just accelerated onto the Highway, and a glance down at Temp gauge showed it was on its way up to 3/4 at a slow pace. Cranked heat, slowed to 35 mph and crawled to next exit (never redlined the temp gauge). 200 yards off the exit, heater vent air ran HOT then switched to ICE cold air. Down a short hill to Repair chain, where I watched coolant drip out quickly.
They replaced "Burst" Radiatior and thermostat, all related hoses ($670). Car fine for 100 miles, after which I noticed the same symptom (fluctuations in Air temp from vents, noticed temp guage drifting). Next day, no issues. Third day, issues back, this time heat dropped out again, temp rose to 3/4 and had to sit and wait for car to cool. OVerflow tank empty, radiatior seemed dry, but would only take 1/4 gallon straight anitfreeze before overflowing. Filled overflow with 50/50, nursed home.
No leaks evident overnight. Now I have sloshing sound from under dash, particularly when accelerating from a stop.
have the same problem?
Thursday, December 4th, 2008 AT 7:31 AM