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Temperature gauge heats up to almost red, no other signs of issues or leaks. if i turn heat on, it goes back down a bit. if i go downhill withough gas, it goes down as well

(1995 Honda Accord)
in Northbrook, IL on May 24, 2018
thermostat gauge just rises to hot quickly once on the road. if I go downhill without gas, it cools down. if I turn the heat on full blast, it also cools down a bit . had all my fluids checked, etc. all seem good.
What seems to make the problem better or worse? worse going up hill, better going downhill
Tags: temperature gauge rises, honda, accord
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of A&R Auto Repair on May 24, 2018
20 plus year old radiator, thermostat, water pump? any or these item original? hopefully no engine damage has occurred

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on May 24, 2018
thanks, I think they are original parts. it was my dad's car... car only has 55k miles on it, though. should I start with one specific item? what would that be? the temp sensor?
of A&R Auto Repair on May 24, 2018
Check timing belt, they last for 90k or 10 years, way over on time!! water pump should be changed at that time.
on May 24, 2018
on May 24, 2018
Cooling fans coming on?
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on May 24, 2018
yes, when I turn off car, they are still on for a bit after car is off
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