I have a 2005 Forester and my radiator us sputtering out coolant every time I drive my car. The whole area below the radiator cap is scorching hot and smokes because of the sputtering.

Asked by Nov 15, 2015 at 01:28 AM about the 2005 Subaru Forester XT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I've checked levels and radiator is
full. Overflow drains. Couldn't add
stop leak to radiator since its full, but
tried putting in the overflow but I
didn't help. Don't have a lot of
money to spend on diagnostics and
repairs, so any insight is MUCH
appreciated!!

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When the car is cool, drain a small amount of water out and put in the stop leak. I suspect that you may have a hole in the radiator or that the radiator tank is separating from the core in which case the stop leak won't really help - you would need a new radiator in that case. The other possibility is that you have bad head gasket and engine compression is getting into the cooling system.

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