1999 Forester follow-up question - how can I tell if there's enough coolant in the radiator?

Asked by May 06, 2017 at 01:19 PM about the 1999 Subaru Forester

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I take the radiator cap off, I can see coolant about an inch down, but
don't know how to tell if enough coolant is staying in the radiator.

For context, it seems that only some coolant is flowing back into the radiator
when the engine is cold.  But it also may be that the radiator was overfilled
with coolant.

1 Answer

74,525

The radiator should be 100% full if the reservoir system is working properly. If you buy a new cap get the correct type.

Your Answer

Subaru Forester Experts

  • #1
    Nick Eidemiller
    Reputation
    3,800
  • #2
    walth
    Reputation
    3,150
  • #3
    lifeson34
    Reputation
    2,600
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Outback
356 Great Deals out of 35,833 listings starting at $1,900
Used Honda CR-V
824 Great Deals out of 53,788 listings starting at $1,007
Used Toyota RAV4
849 Great Deals out of 59,058 listings starting at $1,690
Used Subaru Impreza
206 Great Deals out of 18,123 listings starting at $1,500
Used Subaru Legacy
210 Great Deals out of 13,498 listings starting at $900
Used Toyota 4Runner
251 Great Deals out of 21,415 listings starting at $2,300
Used Honda Accord
1,033 Great Deals out of 61,575 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Tacoma
555 Great Deals out of 41,723 listings starting at $2,999
Used Honda Civic
791 Great Deals out of 76,969 listings starting at $888

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Subaru Forester For Sale
21,578 listings starting at $22,063
2017 Subaru Forester For Sale
29 Great Deals out of 3,150 listings starting at $19,794
2016 Subaru Forester For Sale
81 Great Deals out of 1,234 listings starting at $15,500
2015 Subaru Forester For Sale
104 Great Deals out of 2,651 listings starting at $6,950
2014 Subaru Forester For Sale
46 Great Deals out of 1,305 listings starting at $8,995

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.