How can I tell if my Subaru 2003 is really overheating when temp. Gauge goes high?

Asked by Sep 03, 2013 at 12:16 PM about the 2003 Subaru Legacy

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

237,265

Besides coolant leaking out all over, I would trust the guage for now. You don't want to continue to over heat the engine, as you can warp or crack the head. Don't drive it anymore and get it check out ASAP.

6,225

you could always install an aftermarket temp gauge that reads an actual temperature.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Subaru Legacy Questions

Subaru Legacy Experts

#1 Anthony_60
Anthony_60
Reputation 1,240
#2 Nick Eidemiller
Nick Eidemiller
Reputation 700
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 680
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Impreza
187 Great Deals out of 17,838 listings starting at $1,250
Used Subaru Outback
345 Great Deals out of 38,530 listings starting at $1,995
Used Subaru Forester
356 Great Deals out of 29,331 listings starting at $1,750
Used Subaru Impreza WRX
27 Great Deals out of 1,216 listings starting at $4,455
Used Honda Accord
812 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used Toyota Camry
998 Great Deals out of 90,917 listings starting at $650
Used Honda Civic
654 Great Deals out of 88,603 listings starting at $995
Used Subaru Impreza WRX STi
19 Great Deals out of 588 listings starting at $10,000
Used Nissan Altima
1,027 Great Deals out of 81,564 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Corolla
786 Great Deals out of 73,830 listings starting at $1,995
Used BMW 3 Series
971 Great Deals out of 31,729 listings starting at $1,000
Used Acura TL
233 Great Deals out of 6,297 listings starting at $999

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Subaru Legacy For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 10,161 listings starting at $17,432
2016 Subaru Legacy For Sale
29 Great Deals out of 836 listings starting at $10,995
2015 Subaru Legacy For Sale
42 Great Deals out of 1,024 listings starting at $10,700
2014 Subaru Legacy For Sale
42 Great Deals out of 1,105 listings starting at $8,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.