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Also, this could also be a corroded thermostat in need of replacement. This just happened to my '89 Accord where I needed to stop every 3-4 minutes and stop for 10 minutes and bleed the squealing steam from the radiator cap. It's an easy $25 fix. I couldn't figure it out and paid $120 bucks to the mechanic. The second answer is the correct one. Thank you. The engine is really overheating. You most likely need to put water /antifreeze in your radiator to fill it up to the top again -- driving for 3 or 4 years without changing the coolant will cause this temperature guage to go up and down - sometimes it would stay on hot and other times went up and down like a yo-yo. How do I know? Because I had an '89 that did this -- when I topped off the fluid, then it stopped. Yeah it was that simple.

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