Car reads hot cool to touch

Asked by May 16, 2018 at 02:04 PM about the 2002 Subaru Outback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car reads hot but cool to touch. I have replaced thermostat, radiator, fans.
Still have same problem. Can this be a hotspot issue?

5 Answers

12,760

Hook up to a scanner and see what PCM says for coolant temp.

That I don't have. I guess I'm headed to a shop.

170,155

Possibly a bad temperature sender.

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Wouldn't that cause a check engine light? I dont have any lights.

14,980

You may have air in the cooling system. Bleed carefully. (I trust you replaced the t-stat with the OE-sized (large bore) one.)

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