1993 Ford Tempo Repair and Maintenance

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

1993 Ford Tempo Problems

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.

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.

Outdated software in the engine control processor can cause poor engine performance, hesitation on acceleration, and possible stalling problems. The processor will need to be replaced to get the updated calibration.

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1993 Ford Tempo Questions

auto trans-very low mileage, won't shift into 2nd until around 25-30 MPH and into 3rd until around 50 MPH....RPMs are going crazy by that time.....just had a new filter and trans fluid replaced and they added a conditioner, no difference. Could it be the speed sensor or a vacuum problem?

car shifts fine most all the time and then out of the blue it wont shift right? fliud is new and filter, dip stick shows full.

a mechanic said he couldnot align because the motor mount was broken

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1993 Ford Tempo Recalls

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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