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Fluxuation in temp guage on 96 accord

When i am running my air or not and come to a stop, at a light my temp guage goes up past the half way mark almost to the hot line. when i take off it immediately goes back down and will stay under the half way mark as long as i am driving. i have checked and my fans are running when the car is sitting and idling why is it doing this i am a single mother of 2 small girls and i cant afford to miss work or get stranded due to this i need an answer so i can get it fixed. can anyone help me?
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  • kirret Jun 26, 2009

    i bought the thermostat yesterday and the gasket today. i am going to change it when i get home and the motor cools off. i hope this is the problem not something more serious like the water pump or the motor or the radiator. i have little ones and i need my car to be dependable

    Thanks and god bless you all

  • kirret Jun 29, 2009

    well i got my t stat changed friday and put new antifreeze in it. then saturday it almost ran hot on me when i had the aif on. the old t stat was stuck closed. saturday evening i added 3 cups of water to the radiator and it has ran fine since then. the mechanic told me he thinks that my water pump is going out, any suggestions?

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How old is your coolant?
try changing your antifreeze

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  • duskoz Jun 26, 2009

    my bet is on thermostat

    it is probably closed at all times thats why your engine temp stays up even your fans are working

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Could be the thermostat is not functioning properly.

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You should try testing the temp sensor to see if its ok and then you should also run the car and see if the fan kicks on , thenyou can decide to change the t stat

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