Asked by Feb 22, 2016 at 03:56 PM about the 1998 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr GT AWD Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1998 Subaru Legacy gt 2.5 ..I had bought
this car from a private dealer. When I got the car he
had a antifreeze Leak it was a hose fixed it ..then
drove for a couple of weeks no problem with it! But
now it just keeps overheating I had replace the
fans,relay,try 3 thermostats,radiator caps & I had
took to garage to have pressure test done for head
gasket came out Normal & had bleed the system
several times already!! Can someone please help
me!!!! I'm getting tired of putting money on car

5 Answers


the electric fan?~


Yeah the fans behind the radiator and the car will only overheat when you go fast! Then when I put heat on it comes out cold air but last week came out hot and all the antifreeze keeps going to the overflow tank then when car cools down it go back to radiator but I would have to put more antifreeze in car in morning...

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

any chance you might do a "block flow" test? suspect a prior overheat...have been told that "seafoam" will clean everything out...really have not used that, but flow impediments would heat that puppy up in a hurry~ with a spot thermometer, you could at least see where the hot spots are~!


They did a block test for a head gasket and yes I have but Seaform in car

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Sorry, but you're probably experiencing the usual high pressure head gasket breach that is the kiss of death for the early 2.5i DOHC motor. Don't bother to replace the gaskets, as the motor will usually fail shortly thereafter. Sell the car. Really....

Your Answer


Looking for a Used Legacy in your area?

CarGurus has 13,779 nationwide Legacy listings starting at $2,497.


Subaru Legacy Experts

  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Impreza
178 Great Deals out of 21,099 listings starting at $1,333
Used Subaru Forester
271 Great Deals out of 35,744 listings starting at $1,295
Used Honda Accord
525 Great Deals out of 95,306 listings starting at $1,300
Used Toyota Camry
797 Great Deals out of 74,914 listings starting at $1,700
Used Honda Civic
356 Great Deals out of 53,229 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Altima
752 Great Deals out of 67,899 listings starting at $750
Used Honda CR-V
534 Great Deals out of 68,082 listings starting at $1,800
Used BMW 3 Series
935 Great Deals out of 33,171 listings starting at $1,000
Used Audi A4
204 Great Deals out of 12,404 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Subaru Legacy For Sale
7,897 listings starting at $19,318
2017 Subaru Legacy For Sale
29 Great Deals out of 1,275 listings starting at $14,589
2016 Subaru Legacy For Sale
20 Great Deals out of 623 listings starting at $11,995
2015 Subaru Legacy For Sale
54 Great Deals out of 1,506 listings starting at $8,999
2014 Subaru Legacy For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 437 listings starting at $6,999

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.