Question about Subaru Forester
Runs hot and boils out bottom left of engine. then hoses collapse when cold. Cooling fans do come on after car gets warm.
Posted by Anonymous on
This sounds like a thermostat clog Open the system when cold run the engine and check for correct thermostat operation. As the car warms up you should see flow start in the radiator and feel the upper hose for fluid movement. It is most likely stuck and I would start buy replacing it. It is located where the upper hose go'es into the engine in the thermo housing, replace the gasket also or it will leak. Make sure the new one is in correctly, not upside down.
Check the lower radiator hose for failure.
Your cooling fans?? do above 1st and then see if they work but also check the fuse.
Posted on Dec 24, 2018
It sounds like you over heated the engine and have damaged the head gasket. do not drive and have you car looked at more in detail to confirm the head gasket is indeed the problem
Posted on Dec 24, 2018
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
turn your heater on to max heat and high fan. then see if you can feel the hoses on the firewall for heat they should be hot. make sure that the fan unit on the radiatoris working if the upper radiator hose is hot the fans should be running if they are not that means that either the relay is bad the thermo sensor is bad or the fan unit is shot... please rate the solution..........thanks
Posted on Sep 24, 2008
Your thermostat is stuck closed. It needs to be changed right away. By the way the operating temp on that motor is 160 degrees so you are running hot you have just been lucky so far. Good Luck
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
Waterpump? The blades can erode away from age and old antifreeze. Or not enough airflow thru the radiator. Try blowing through the fins with an airhose to see if it is dirty or plugged.
Posted on Aug 31, 2009
SOURCE: radiator cool, engine temp = 140
sounds like your radiator is clogged, it will bring problems to you soon, you need to flush it really good, i dont think you need to replace it but it sounds like a typical clogged radiator, have it flushed, it you cant ur gonna need to replace it soon, if you keep running that car it might lead you to a temp problem while runing and u might end up hurting your engine...
u also need to check if your thermostat is working properly. go on google and look for the procedure, ur gonna have to take it off and do a test with hot water and a thermometer and see if its working properly.
hope this helps.
Posted on Oct 31, 2009
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