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1996 Legacy Overheating It has coolant and both fans are working. Overheats after about 10 min of driving. Checked oil was a little low put 1 liter in. Radiator has pressure, opened when hot and coolant came out. Side tank for radiator has recently been replaced and was fulled with coolant then. Could this be an issue with the thermostat? Not letting water in ot the likes there of? Thanks for any assistance.

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Costs nothing to try this, just in case coolant level was low when or after bottle changed, and you got an airlock. Start car when cold, rad cap off and heater on. Now let in run until it comes up to normal operating temperatures and rad fan(s) kick on and off, 2 or 3 times, and add coolant to proper level in rad if it goes down during process. Then after that, put rad cap back on, fill coolant return bottle to proper level and try it. Quite often when re-filling an engine cooling system, people forget to turn on heater to get coolant circulating through the heater core.

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