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1987 subaru 1.8 station wagon heater puts out little to no heat,have put new thermostat in and still no heat

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First thing to check is the engine coolant level. Make sure the system is full AND BLED; many vehicles will have the heater core trap air when the overall coolant level is low or air gets in the system. If you don't have a bleeder fitting, loosen the top heater hose to check. If you have air getting into the system without an obvious leak, the culprit is usually the water pump shaft seal.

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Since it is a 87, you probably need to replace the heater core. If the heat comes up with the higher RPM's of the egnine, maybe a water pump.

Posted on Nov 18, 2014

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Is the blower running at all? Also, make sure the main air intake vent is free of obstructions.

Also, a vacuum leak could cause the actuator to not function correctly. I'd check into the vacuum lines if all else fails. I've had too many cars here with heat/air problems due to vacuum loss and the actuators not switching correctly.

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Offhand it would appear that the radiator fan is not working. In some versions, either the A/C or the heater must be turned on for the radiator fan to work. In some other incidents, the fan utilizes a clutch. Common design makes use of the inverse property of silica oil to serve as the clutch. Still others have a relay that actually does the switching on of the fan. Of course it would be to your advantage to likewise check the temperature sensor on the radiator.

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The Thermostat Opening Temperature for your 1993 Subaru Legacy Wagon F4-2.2L SOHC is 173°F.

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Internal engine wear, leaking piston rings, seals, gaskets etc. Time for an engine over-haul.

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heater core could be plugged,try removing both heater hoses to core and back flush

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