I have a 1997 Legacy AWD V-4 2.2 Manual Trans
Last week I started up and began to drive. After a few miles I noticed the temp gauge all the way up. I pulled over, checked coolant and fans, both were ok. I limped it home thinking I had a thermostat stuck closed. After changing the thermostat it still runs hot. We burped the system over two days still nothing. CEL is on and diagnostic reads misfire on 1 and 3.
It was suggested I ask for feedback here before going through the hassle of ripping out the water pump. My friend is the mechanic and doesn't think it's the pump but we don't know what else to try. Any suggestions?