1990 ACURA INTEGRA OVERHEATING

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  • biggs_charlie
  • 1990 Acura Integra

1990 Acura Integra

I have a 1990 Acura Integra and over the last few weeks the temperature gauge has gone up near the red whil in idle but gone back to normal while accelerating. The last 2 days, within driving half a mile the gauge gets all the way to the red. When I shut the car off and pop the hood, I can see the water boiling in the resvoir tank. What can this be and how can I stop it from over heating?

Thursday, June 19th, 2008 AT 6:40 PM

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  • KHLow2008
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Hi biggs_charlie,

When the overheating happened, was the radiator fan working?

If not, you should check the motor, fan relay and thermo sensor switch.

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Friday, June 20th, 2008 AT 8:03 AM
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I also have a 1990 Integra GS (293k miles) and recently the car started overheating when stopped for more than 3 or 4 minutes. The radiator fans are both stopped, and the fan fuse is blown. The fuse for the relay is OK.

I replaced the fan fuse and the new one blew right away.

Can you give me advice on where to look for a short? There are no obvious shorts near the fans. Also, where is the relay?

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Saturday, August 23rd, 2008 AT 8:05 PM

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