Question about 1997 Subaru Legacy

1 Answer

Temperature gauge shows hot but the engine is normal operating te

My wife's 1997 Subaru legacy wagon, 2.5, auto, a/c shows that it is running hot. Both fans run constantly ,but, the engine runs at normal operating temp. It is full of fluid, belt is in good condition, no leaks.
It seems to run at the mormal spot on the gauge when driving on rough roads or when the engine downshifts while going uphill.

Posted by on

  • gremlin82169 Jan 03, 2009

    Thank you dgjtex for solving my problem

  • xcode6 Feb 24, 2009

    I have 88 chevy p/u 5.7 . Had one engine rebuilt. After rebuild, gauge started showing abuot 240, but engine wasn't running hot.Finally scraped that one, had a new jasper long block put in. Same problem. Gaskets on intake were put on wrong, had that fixed. Still runs 240. Ordered new gauge from chevy dealer,installed it. same problem....whats next

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 405 Answers

Replace temp sensor for the emission system. there are two on the engine.

Posted on Dec 26, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a 1998 subaru legacy L do u check the auto tranny fluid with the engine running in park or neutral or with engine off?


Always check it with the engine running, and put the gearbox into Park. and the handbrake ON, Make sure that the gearbox is warmed up to normal operating temperature first. A drive of a couple of kilometres ( or about a mile and a half, depending where you live) should do it.

Jun 16, 2011 | 1998 Subaru Legacy

2 Answers

I replaced the thermostat in my 1998 subaru forester. How do I know if it is openning when it needs to? How can I test the pressure in the radiator? What should the pressure be in the radiator?Thank...


To test your new thermostat, do the following
1. Make sure your heater is off.
2. Start your engine and allow it to run for 6 to 8 minutes so it can reach the normal operating temperature.
3. Turn your heat tmperature select all the way up, and then turn the fan on high. You should hear the thermostat click when it opens up to circulate the coolant through the system. You may also notice your temperature gauge reading lowering.

The only pressure you may have in the radiator/cooling system is very minimal and caused by the coolant heating up.Whenever pressure starts building , it is purposefully relieved through your coolant reserviors overflow hose. Thats why you should never fill your coolant reservior all the way up. It needs to have 3 or 4 inches to allaw for expansion.

I hope this helps you.

Jan 30, 2011 | Subaru Forester Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Gasoline smell inside of 1997 subaru station wagon


Is this while engine idling and HVAC unit running or while engine is not on?

Aug 17, 2010 | 1997 Subaru Legacy

1 Answer

My subaru 97 impreza overheated on the freeway. I


If the water is flowing into the overflow tank then it is probably running a little hot. It is normal for a little bit to flow into if as the water heats and expands but there shouldn't be enough to overflow the tank. Have you tried changing the thermostat? If the thermostat isn't opening properly this will have all the effect in the world on how hot your engine runs.

Nov 16, 2009 | 1997 Subaru Legacy

1 Answer

1992 subaru legacy wagon tail lights busted out


did try the junk yard or the web sites on here

Feb 10, 2009 | 1997 Subaru Legacy

1 Answer

Running Hot


Sounds like the water pump.Check if you see coolant or coolant residue behind the water pump pulley.

Dec 06, 2008 | 1995 Subaru Legacy

1 Answer

85 landcruiser wagon auto procedure for checking auto fluid.


Engine running, in park, with the engine at operating temperature (temp gauge at the normal reading, or coolant at 192 degrees F.)

Oct 21, 2008 | 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser

1 Answer

Fault code


The information I can find on this shows a code 15, not 16. It shows it as a problem with the #1 shift solenoid or it's harness. Causing different internal transmission concerns. The book I found shows no code 16,this could be a miss print. Either way, this is a concern that appears to be an internal trans. problem.Good luck.

Aug 19, 2008 | 1990 Subaru Legacy

2 Answers

Thermostat Replacement for a Subaru


I have a 95 Legacy Wagon and by the shop manual the therostat sets on the bottom of the water pump. It is accessed from the bottom of engine by 2 bolts that hold the lower hose on.

May 30, 2008 | 1995 Subaru Legacy

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Subaru Legacy Logo

1,568 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Subaru Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60867 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6811 Answers

Are you a Subaru Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...