1993 Ford Tempo Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1993 Ford Tempo

1993 Ford Tempo Problems

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.

Automatic Transmission Shifts Hard

If the throttle lever is out of adjustment, or the grommets are missing / broken at the throttle or transmission, the automatic transmission can shift hard. Replace the grommets as needed and adjust the throttle lever.

Buzzing Noise from Exhaust at Different Engine Speeds

If a buzzing noise is coming from the exhaust at different engine speeds and conditions, this is commonly caused by the heat shields on catalytic converters coming loose at points. The buzzing is the metal on metal contact. Installing a large worm clamp around the catalytic converter and heat shield assembly will prevent the noise and secure the shields.

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1993 Ford Tempo Questions

squealing distributor, runs shut off restart chugs no power motor (1 answer)

missing so first changed plugs then wires and finally distrbutor cap, rotor ran perfect down highway til i shut it off then started acting up also changed fuel filter last no change

instructions on how to remove the front driver's axle on a 1993 Ford Tempo. (1 answer)

How to remove the front axle on the drive's side of a 1993 ford tempo? (1 answer)

can't get the front axle off

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1993 Ford Tempo Recalls

Ford Recalls 1992-1995 Models Due to Engine Fan Issue

Ford has recalled certain 1992-1995 Taurus and Mercury Sable models with 3.8L engines, 1994-1995 Taurus and Mercury Sable models with 3.0L engines, 1992-1994 Tempo and Mercury Topaz models with 3.0L engines, 1994 Tempo and Mercury Topaz models with 2.3L engines, and 1992-1994 Lincoln Continental models in certain cold weather states for an issue with the engine electric cooling fan. During high winds, low temperatures, and drifting snow, the fan could become blocked or frozen with snow. This could cause the fan not to rotate and ultimately overheat. Dealers will install a harness with a circuit breaker to protect the fan motor from overheating.

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1993 Ford Tempo Reviews

Well, I was messing around with my mirrow and accidentally cut a cord.. however, it still works an everything else is fine with the car.. but now my radio doesnt work.. the power lights are still green on the stock radio but there's no music.. maybe it messed up the antenna? idk.. well no, because there's also no words/station display on the screen, just blank..
WORST CAR TO OWN. I'd wrather walk with my feet on fie to califoria than to drive this.

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