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'97 Outback...overheating...top rad hose hot....lower hose cold...thermo and rad cap replaced with factory parts...ideas????


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It basically can be only one of two things, a blocked radiator or bad waterpump.
 

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Or, you got a bad thermostat. It happens.

Remove the thermostat and fill the system back up and run the car and check for flow at the radiator. If you have flow, replace with another thermostat from Subaru and be sure to burp the air out. An air pocket will prevent flow.
 

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tried without thermostat....leaked like a sieve...found my old non-OEM stat and gutted it....added gasket and no more leaks...shop warmin' up...back at it after the Leafs Bruins game...;)))
 

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water pump works good....car runs cold after 10 miles hiway driving...will install thermostat tomorrow morn 'n run it...I don't feel good....
 
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