I have a 99 GT 2.5 Legacy and recently had issues with overheating. Luckily both times when the temp gauge reach the dangerzone I was able to cool the car down.
Here is what is going. Wondering if anyone has any advice on what issue is and what the cost of repair should be.
-After driving on the highway for 2 hours, I hit traffic and was stop and go for 10-15 minutes. During that period, my temp gauge increases to the dangerzone and had to pull off the road to cool down. I blasted the heater and it did not seem to help much. The coolant seemed a little low as I added about a half of bottle of water. The temp gauge was fine during the trip and no signs of problems. The car only started overheating when I was in stop and go traffic. I never experience this issue though on a daily basis when driving around the city, it seems only after highway driving then stop and go traffic.
The cooling fan did not appear to be running when I pulled off the road. I suspect this is the problem. What is the cost to replace that sucker? I am looking to ditch the car in 2-3 months.
Also I have not had my coolant system flushed in two years? Should I have this done now?