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?
When the overheating happened, was the radiator fan working?
If not, you should check the motor, fan relay and thermo sensor switch.
August, 23, 2008 AT 8:05 PM
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?