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any honda mechanics here???

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by anotherreject, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. Jun 1, 2013 at 1:39 PM
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    anotherreject

    anotherreject [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Vehicle is a 1998 accord, 4 cyl, 5 speed, 167000 miles.
    Having an issue with the temperature gauge, a few seconds after starting the engine the gauge climbs all the way into the hot range and stays there until car is turned off.
    Car is not over heating i drive it 70 miles a day with the gaugelike this and the car runs fine.
    Coolent sensor that goes to the ecu has been replaced- didnt solve the gauge problem. Temperature sending unit sensor that controls the gauge has been replaced- didnt solve gauge problem. Ive searched the honda forums with no luck, all i can find is how to test the sending unit sensor, with no explinations of how to fix the issue. There were a few threads about people who swapped gauge clusters but that did not solve it either. I think there is a issue with the wiring that goes from the sending unit to the gauge but i cant find any answers to fix it.
    From all of the car forums ive checked out over the years tacomaworld is definitely the most tech savy and helpful so i thought id check here.
     
  2. Jun 6, 2013 at 5:20 PM
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    TuffRuffDangerous

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    Maybe the thermostat and/or radiator need to be replaced.
     
  3. Jun 6, 2013 at 5:40 PM
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    TrdSurgie

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    Rear leaf spring tsb 5000 miles, w ac fan 26k miles, windshield creaking 28k miles- not warranty. Bad upper idler pulleys 32k miles- not warranty, Toyota Quality!
    Sounds like a wire is grounding out between the sender and the gauge.
     
  4. Jun 6, 2013 at 5:42 PM
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    tostidos

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    is it pegged out? or just in the hot range?
     
  5. Jun 7, 2013 at 2:20 AM
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    anotherreject

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    its pegged out all the way at the top above the hot range, goes up there 30 seconds after car is turned on.
    i think its the grounding issue too but i cant figure out where to start checking that
     
  6. Jun 7, 2013 at 2:34 AM
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    Millertime187

    Millertime187 I'll be your huckleberry!

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    I had a 98 civic that done the exact same thing. I just unplugged the coolant sensor( after I had tried everything) never did get it fixed right....
     
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