1997 Honda Civic • 167,000 miles

Hello, I have a question about my 1997 Honda Civic Ex. I recently did a 35 mile drive on the interstate and when I just about was at my house noticed that my temperature gauge was all the way on high and over the red pointing at the H. I turned off my car for the night and tried it the next day when it was cooled off and right when I turned it on it went straight up to the top of the gauge again. I noticed that I think the condenser fan isn't spinning. And I recently took it for a like 3 mile drive and it seemed like it heated up pretty fast but not to hot where it would steam or anything because I didn't want my engine to blow.

Any Ideas on how to fix the overheating problem or the temperature gauge?
August 19, 2013.

Try unplugging the the coolant temp sender and see ifthe temp gauge dcrops.

Aug 19, 2013.