95accord overheating probs. please help
Hi I have a 4 door, 4 cylinder 95 honda accord with 195,000 miles on it and it recently overheated. But prior to this overheating the temperature gauge in the dash kept going above and below the midpoint between the red and blue temperature marks. After the overheating I had to replace the radiator and then a hose that I think leads to the water pump. Not sure though. The hose that I replaced connects behind the engine and it is the about the same size as the hose that connects to the thermostat.
Now after the repairs, the cars temperature gauge in the dash still flucuates like so:
the midpoint is the 3rd line from the left. The marks near the midpoint is where the guage moves. Another thing is that the gauge doesn't go as near the blue or cool side of the gauge as it did before it overheated.
The gauge doesn't really go into the hot area but it sometimes passes the midpoint area. So the car isn't necessarily continually overheating but I don't think that the flucuations of the gauge is normal or a good thing.
I think the fans usually turns on when I turn off the engine. The heater works well. The air conditionor on the other hand doesn't work so well. It gives off not hot, but warm air.
So what is going on with this car? Why is the gauge moving like that, and is that okay? If not what is the problem? I really need to know fast so I can get it fixed. I use this car to get to school so I would extremely appreciate your help on this problem. Thanks