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Recently purchased 93 Honda Accord with 179K miles. I notice when going into turns (i.e., exit ramps, corners) and I encounter some rough road the car jumps uncontrollably away from the direction of turn. Sometimes it appears if the rough road or turn continued for too long the car would just jump off the road. Is this the sign to replace the rear shocks? If so, how much would it cost to replace both?
What would cause the temperature gauge not move until after 20-25 minutes of driving. During this 20-25 min period if I come to a stop the idle repeatedly jumps to 2500 rpm then immediately drop back down to 1000-1500 rpm, this erratic idle continue until the temperature gauge starts to move upward. If I touch the radiator hose it is hot, but the radiator cap is still cool. Also once gauge starts to read, the passenger compartment begins to get a faint smell of burnt oil. If I stop the car for as little as 15 minutes this process will begin again. I'm afraid possible thermostat problem. Any thoughts greatly appreciated.