1991 Ford Tempo Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1991 Ford Tempo

1991 Ford Tempo Problems

Poor Idle, Engine Stalls, Hesitates on Acceleration

Sludge build up in the throttle body can cause a poor engine idle, stalling, and/or hesitation. The correction is to install a new idle air control valve spacer kit to prevent the sludge build up, set the base idle, and clean the throttle body.

Speedometer Operation Affected and Poor Transmission Shift Quality

The vehicle may lose vehicle speed signal, which can affect speedometer operation and transmission shift quality. Most often the Vehicle Speed Sensor is faulty, however, at times, the driven gear inside the transmission is at fault. Replace the Vehicle Speed sensor and inspect the driven gear upon sensor removal.

Engine Cranks, but will Not Start - No Fuel Pressure

Fuel pump failure can cause the engine to crank but fail to start. Diagnosis will show insufficient, or no fuel pressure, and fuel pump in the fuel tank will need to be replaced.

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1991 Ford Tempo Questions

someone "helping" me on the 91 tempo mixed up the starter solenoid wiring...can (2 answers)

someone please explain which wires go to each post...thank you

Do all 3 bolts that hold the starter in face the same way can't get top bolt in (2 answers)

Can't get top bolt to line up correctly and start without crossthreading. Does the top bolt go in from the opposite direction? Please, say it does... If possible, text my phone at (970)-630-6393 as my internet reception out here really bites. I can get texts usually, but internet is very slow...

the battery is new and the connections are good, but no power goes to anything. (1 answer)

is there a fuse in the engine compartment that could be bad

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