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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It could be the thermostat (simple fix), check this first, Then i would go for the water pump but worst scenario would be the head gasket gone, Have a pressure test done on the car to eliminate this, Hope this helps
Posted on Dec 10, 2008
Mine use to work on high only. It was the switch cylinders, something like that. It was an easy fix. Now my blower motor works intermittently. If I kick it, it turns back on. It is located on the passenger side close to the door side directly above your feet (below the jockey box). Kick straight up. If you need to replace it it is also an easy do-it-yourself repair. Make sure before you go out and replace your blower motor that you check your switch. A lot of repair shops will replace the motor w/o checking the switch, you end up paying for 2 repairs. You can make sure it's not the switch by jumping (bypassing) the switch.You apply jumper wires (not cables) directly to the motor, if the motor turns on you know it's the switch.
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
Hello jamesthomasd, my name is JShreader. Thank you for choosing fixya.com.
The Thermostat Opening Temperature for your 1993 Subaru Legacy Wagon F4-2.2L SOHC is 173°F.
I hope this helps you. If you have any more questions or need any more diagrams, please don't hesitate to ask...Thanks again, JShreader!
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
Doesn't sound good. Usually t-stat is on engine. Follow top radiator hose to engine should be located there behind a 2 inch dome attached by two bolts and radiator hose is attached to the dome.
Now subaru's can't handle overheating. Slightly hot as in got to red but shut off imediatly, will often blow the head gaskets. Got hotter than that will crack the heads. as in drove more than 2 miles near red mark on guage. or by adding water while hot also will crack them.
Broken fan belt? was it timing belt and bad water pump? if water pump age is unknown will need one of those too. and most likely timing belt and some pulleys.
Good news is you can't hit the valves with a broken timing belt on these cars. But the timing marks are confusing there are 5 or so on the center gear but you only use the one on the back of the pulley on a tab that is a straight line. Point it up at the mark as book shows. the other two marks are ok. Putting in the belt tensioner is testy so good luck.
Best price for all these parts are on E-bay You can save hundreds by buy the sets.
NOW REMEMBER (CHECK YOUR HEADS FOR CRACKS OTHERWISE ALL IS LOST) TOO EXPENSIVE TO REPLACE USUALLY
Posted on Feb 17, 2011
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