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electric cooling fan not working will cause this. Allow car to run and wacht the temp gauge, when it hits 225, it should have come on.

AnswerAlso, to force the engine fan on, turn on your air fan switch (air conditioning and heating. Doesn't have to be on the highest setting (#5), but as long as you switch it on, it will automatically turn of the fan motor. I had overheating problems myself once in my '94 LX, and that was a short cut to keep the temp down till I got where I was going. The problem I had was 2 fold, first the water temperature sensor went out and the last jerk mechanics didn't install the correct ratio of water/antifreeze mixture in the system. After finding a reliable mechanic, I trust them every year with good service for regular maintanence. Answeran add on to the answers, if you've had any service to the cooling system make sure there are no air in the system the engine will overheat.
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