1994 Honda Civic DX automatic: Does temperature censor regulate the cooling fan?

Asked by Jun 04, 2014 at 02:22 PM about the 1994 Honda Civic DX Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 1994 civic dx temperature gauge does not work. Car overheats. Gauge still shows
no temperature rise. Is the sensor bad? Does sensor in civic regulate the cooling fan?

I found below in this link: http://www.aa1car.com/library/coolant_sensors.htm

"* Operation of the electric cooling fan. The PCM will cycle the cooling fan on and off to
regulate engine cooling using input from the coolant sensor. This job is extremely
important to prevent engine overheating. Note: On some vehicles, a separate coolant
sensor or fan switch may be used for the cooling fan circuit only."

So question is, does temperate sensor regulate the fan in civic?

1 Answer

355

Your "thermostat" regulates the flow of water travelling through your engine impelled by the water pump circulating through radiator which dissipates heat, when you stop in traffic or leave the car in Park running and air is not flowing through radiator soon after you'll see/hear the electric fan kick on and its buzzing sound, that is your temperature sensor "sensing" a higher temperature than "normal" because vehicle is static = no air flow> thus the fan comes on to bring temp down. The cluster gauge is only "reading" a temperature: Cold, Normal, Hot from the sending unit. Have you checked fan fuses??? also cluster? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LdU721UVF0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWmt6gorzUg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1tjyKG2V3Q

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Fan 2 answers

    My radiator isn't working and its overheating could that be the problem why its overheating??

    1994 Honda Civic DX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why does my 2000 Honda civic temperature gage move to hot when sitting still 2 answers

    2000 Honda civic temperature gage moves to hot when I'm sitting still

    2000 Honda Civic

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2000 Honda Civic 3 answers

    I recently bought a 2000 Honda Civic and I started noticing that the Temperature needle goes up if I leave the car on but once I start driving the needles goes back down to the middle. It does not...

    2000 Honda Civic

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1999 Honda Civic Dies while driving 87 answers

    i have a 1999 honda civic ex which has 165,000 miles. Within the last few months the car will shutoff while driving. i have no power steering, nothing. i have to pull the car to side of the road an...

    1999 Honda Civic

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • original with or without AC? 6 answers

    I was wondering if a 92 Honda civic dx originally came with or without A/C

    1992 Honda Civic DX

    -

    General

Search Honda Civic Questions

Honda Civic Experts

#1 Takoda Fraser
Takoda Fraser
Reputation 940
#2 Jonathan Ford
Jonathan Ford
Reputation 920
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 870
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
1,187 Great Deals out of 77,640 listings starting at $969
Used Honda Civic Coupe
319 Great Deals out of 17,047 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Corolla
1,368 Great Deals out of 67,938 listings starting at $100
Used Toyota Camry
1,457 Great Deals out of 100,042 listings starting at $700
Used Nissan Altima
1,099 Great Deals out of 84,966 listings starting at $695
Used Hyundai Elantra
890 Great Deals out of 52,832 listings starting at $1,799
Used Honda Accord Coupe
256 Great Deals out of 11,656 listings starting at $1,350
Used BMW 3 Series
1,752 Great Deals out of 40,930 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford Mustang
678 Great Deals out of 38,414 listings starting at $1,963
Used Nissan Sentra
710 Great Deals out of 52,776 listings starting at $2,000
Used Acura TL
329 Great Deals out of 7,131 listings starting at $2,000

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Honda Civic For Sale
25,469 listings starting at $17,130
2016 Honda Civic For Sale
53 Great Deals out of 17,485 listings starting at $13,990
2015 Honda Civic For Sale
154 Great Deals out of 2,977 listings starting at $10,950
2014 Honda Civic For Sale
147 Great Deals out of 2,573 listings starting at $8,991
2013 Honda Civic For Sale
385 Great Deals out of 5,734 listings starting at $6,995