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Over heating my 2000 sabaru outback car over heats when i drive it but it dont over heat when it idels what is wrong?

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  • catzrob Dec 19, 2008

    both fans work coolant is level mixture is 50/50 do you have any other idea

  • Kevin Blair
    Kevin Blair May 11, 2010

    here is a checklist
    do the cooling fans both work?
    is the coolant at the correct level and mixture 50/50?
    thermostat could be bad.

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    new windsheild with antenna and heater but not connected. where are the connecting block / poinsts

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Check water pump or bad radiator there is a circulation problem. As a last resort check and make sure its not a bad head-gasket check oil for antifreeze look under oil filer cap for cream-ish white residue. Good Luck

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