Taking a Walkabout in the Outback
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Hickagain.... (Mi)
Car Year: '03
Car Model: Fozzy
Transmission: Eat A Taco
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Re: 1998 forester has some serious issues anybody have a clue?
Lets start with overheating..
Overheating a Subaru is BAD, they often warp heads if its bad enough..
Subarus are notorious for getting large bubbles im the cooling system.. they either need to be burped out or vacuumed out.. sometimes with the front of the car lifted/on ramps..
Aftermarket thermostats for Subarus are garbage.. if it wasnt a stock or exact stock replacement, I wouldnt trust it..
The stock thermostat has a bypass valve in it to help prevent overheating and pressure build up..
If the cars ever had "stop leak" put in the cooling system it could be gumming up the works..
Now the binding.. it could be the center diff.. has the oil ever been changed, not the transmission fluid but the diff oil itself (automatic?)
It could be a wheel bearing too, is there noise associated with the binding?
The rolling a foot back when putting it in park is disconcerting... thats excessive.. im not nearly as good with the auto as I am with the manual..so others know better
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