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My 94 subaru legacy L has never over heated nor leaked coolant. all of a sudden i notice smoke coming from engine and my temperature gauge is above normal. i pull of to the side of the road and i notice the car is extremely leaking antifreeze on the front passenger side very close to the radiator. there is antifreeze everywhere on the passenger side only. it looks like something exploded off of the radiator. The car is completely out of antifreeze and now is not blowing hot air at all. What could be the problem?

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Seems a hose or two has finally gave out. Check all hoses, especially the Lower radiator hose. It was probably just steam, not smoke.

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Your mechanic is ok with saying that...however you should replace both head gaskets. This can get costly if you take it to have it done somewhere, but if you use a manual from your local library or buy one from your local auto parts store, its a much more cost effective way of fixing it. You are ok to drive it, be sure to check your fluid before you do. I would look into getting these changed within the next few weeks.

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cool air and overheating point to low coolant level. Do you have a bleeder valve near the thermostat? You may have air trapped in the system. If no air trapped, the radiator may be plugged up not allowing proper circulation of coolant.

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Known head gasket problems on those cars. Suburu dealership have a good product called stop leak. Use that first add a bottle into the radiator run the car to operating temp. Recheck the belly pan for leaks. hope this helps.

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