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2005 Subaru Legacy Question: Sporadic overheating

 

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Nevada Auto Advisor, 2.5L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Sparks, NV, May 17, 2011, 23:59
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My Subaru has overheated twice in 6 months.
I have flushed the coolant twice, after each overheat instance.

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    May 18, 2011, 09:36
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    Several things can cause an engine to overheat. Flushing the cooling system is a good maintenance practice, but won't cure and overheat condition. A faulty/sticking thermostat, a clogged radiator, a faulty radiator fan or engine temperature sensor can cause problems, or even a loose/worn/misadjusted serpentine belt can cause the problem. Because its only happened twice, a shop will have to 'catch it in the act' to help determine whats causing the overheat condition.

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