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2005 Subaru Forester (Natl) X 4dr 2.5 Manual

2005 Subaru Forester (Natl)
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All Wheel Drive, 4 Door, 4WD Sport Utility
23 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy
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April 20, 2012, 12:32 pm

James M
 

Question: Car Overheating

My car overheated while on the road. My mechanic says that the head gasket is blown, and the radiator may need to be replaced as well. The estimate for repairs came to $2600, should I go with that estimate, or should I try to find a mechanic more familiar with working on Subarus?


April 24, 2012, 7:07 am

Ron W
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You can get a general estimate by clicking on the “repair cost calculator” link on this site, It’s under the “ Service and Repair” tab. It would give you something to compare his quote to. Or call another shop and ask for a quote. Most will do it it for free.

You mechanic's price doesn't seem too out of line, but calling around is always good to make sure it is fair.


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