I'm trying to figure out my overheating issue, also. So far I did the thermostat, flush, cap, radiator/hoses, and TSB 09-52-08. I have a tb gasket, but I will install that after seeing the results after the TSB.
throttle body gasket replacement fixes overheat at idle
Early posts by me describe my experience with overheating at idle that goes away when the engine is revved. The dealer attributed this to a warped head; replacing the throttle body gasket fixed the problem.
Within the last 2 months, I noticed a friend of mine was driving a Subaru Tribeca. I mentioned the overheating problem I had seen with mine and he told me that his was doing the same thing. I mentioned the throttle body gasket as a possible source. His mechanic changed the gasket (charging about $150) and the engine is no longer overheating.
The symptoms that are repaired is an overheating that appears at low engine RPM, with normal temperature returning after the engine RPM is increased.
I had the same problem moderate overheating at Idle and stop lights. My 2007 tribeca has 340,000 miles on it (you read that right) it has overheated a few times due to a busted radiator hose, bad radiator cap, and once the upper radiator hose just popped off. I was sure I needed a head gasket or had a small leak. NOPE thanks to this post I changed the thottle body gasket and it has rectified the issue! Thank you so much!
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Hi, I'm new here. Please forgive me if I should have found my issue elsewhere - but I did search and read with no luck.
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found on other subaru forums=>
that because water dissipates after lamps are used,
subaru of america(SOA) does not cover this under any type of warrenty
i called dealer about the problem
stated that this is "normal operating procedure"
my wifes 08 tribeca has had water in both lamps for 6days...
Dropping the Tribeca off at the dealer tonight. The Belt Tension and Idler Pullies are both making horrible noise. Just hit 65,000 and have Gold Extended warranty that covers them. Anyone else have this issue? Just curious. I need to get it back for the 60K service as soon as the tax refund hits...