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Honda Accord 1988 LXi Overheating Issue

Recently the temperature gauge in my dash on my 1988 Honda Accord LXi has been slowly going up to about 7/8 of the way up. The odd thing is it only happens at idle or below 35mph. The second I go over 35mph the temp will drop back to a normal level. It will literally drop not just slowly go down. There is plenty of coolant in the system. I am thinking it is just the thermostadt, but I am not sure. I do not want to just start sticking money into it especially if it is someting major. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks

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There are two temp sensors on the engine to the left of the distrubutor. both on the goose neck. I have found that often a false hot occurs when one of these goes bad.

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