my 99 leg outback is overheating also no heat

Asked by Jan 17, 2015 at 01:32 PM about the 1999 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr Outback Limited 30th Anniversary AWD Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I changed the themostat and its still overheating and still no heat also I can smell antifreeze when the heat is on. any idea what is rong

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Check to see if you are low on coolant. If you are low, check your oil to see if there is any coolant in your oil. Sounds like you have a head gasket problem. When your coolant is low, you will loose heat. When you can smell the coolant, you are leaking somewhere, it is just a matter of finding our where. Taking your vehicle to a mechanic is a good thing. They can run a simple pressure test to find out where you are losing your coolant.

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