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Overheating problem, reduced top speed

I have a '95 Legacy and just yesterday it's started getting really warm and steaming from the hood whenever I drive anywhere. The thermometer in the dash never reads above normal though. also, just this afternoon i've had a lot of trouble going over 55mph without the rpm going way higher than normal. I noticed the coolant tank seems pretty low. Is that causing all the problems or is there something else wrong with my transmision?

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Your cooling system needs to be looked at, also,,if your engine is really overheating badly this could be causing your transmission problems.
Aside from that,,i would have the transmission checked also,,just in case.

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