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98 impreza issues...help needed

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#1 harpua


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Posted 07 September 2003 - 07:41 PM

i have a friend who has a 98 impreza L wagon. This morning she said that she started the car, and let it warm up for about 5 minutes....when she got into the car, the temp was redlining, the check engine light was on, and when she lifted the hood, she said neither of the electric fans where running...

anyone have any idea what happened?

by the way, no fuses were blown.

thanks for you help....

#2 rallynutdon


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Posted 08 September 2003 - 12:01 PM

I wouldn't worry so much about the fans as I would what caused it to overheat, and it wasn't the lack of fans unless your outside temperature was over 100 degrees. I've left many Subaru motors idle for long periods of time with the fans not ever running and no overheating. Check the water pump or thermostat.

#3 Subie Gal

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Posted 13 September 2003 - 10:21 PM

better yet...
get the car to a dealership ----->fast.

classic symptoms of a bad head gasket.
and 98 Impreza's are prone to em.

have em do a hydracarbon test...
i can nearly guarantee it's HG failure :(

good luck

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