Question about 1998 Subaru Legacy
I have a '98 Subaru Legacy GT Limited. The temperature gauge is always
on cold. I changed the thermostat and put all new coolant in and it's
still stuck on cold. I just changed the coolant temperature sensor and
still stuck at cold... does anybody know what else could be causing
this problem? I am still getting decent heat coming from the vents and
it has been pretty cold outside. When I am driving, the temp gauge is
at the bottom of the gauge but when I am stopped, it rises just a
little bit to the first notch but doesn't go any higher than that...
any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
As long as your gauge is still moving up, there's no real problem. You have heat coming from the heater. It's only a problem if it's getting too hot. What's going on is that you don't let the vehicle run long enough, and it's so cold outside that the engine stays cold. It raises in temp when your stopped because there's no airflow through the radiator. The thermostat just heats up the engine block, and won't change the reading on the gauge. When this goes bad your car will overheat in just a few miles.
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
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