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1994 Ford Tempo

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1994 Ford Tempo Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

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 -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

Outdated software in the engine control processor can cause poor engine performance, hesitation on acceleration, and possible stalling problems.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.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

Internal heater blower motor issues can cause a ticking noise from the heater blower when the fan is on. To correct this concern, replace the heater blower motor with a revised unit.

1994 Ford Tempo Recalls (Recent)

Engine, March 31, 1997

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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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1994 Ford Tempo Questions and Answers

jrh6841, 1994 Ford Tempo, 2.3L 4 Cylinder, Twin City, GA

hello, i recently noticed the heater blower switch under the dash gets hot after turning on the blower and I even saw sparks at the base of connection. I am assuming I have to repalce the harness s...

shawnharman, 1994 Ford Tempo, Wathena, KS

hi my 1994 ford tempo jerks when I reach in between 45 to 50 mph, it somtimes feels like it wants to die at these speeds, and just in the last couple of days eveytime i put in reverse it acts like ...

MICHAEL BANKO, 1994 Ford Tempo, Chicago, IL

HOW TO REMOVE AND INSTALL HARMONIC BALANCER

MICHAEL BANKO, 1994 Ford Tempo, 2.3L 4 Cylinder, Chicago, IL

HOW TO REPLACE HARMONIC BALANCER

luvsteelers08, 1994 Ford Tempo, 2.3L 4 Cylinder, Latrobe, PA

my heater only works on LOW, not high. could it still be blower motor resistor? they told me at auto parts store that's 99% what it is so I ordered part. Where is part located and is it diffi...

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1994 Ford Tempo Reviews

272,000 miles still going, AC works good. original engine, tranny

I have a 94 tempo and it's been a good car it has 363798 mile on her and still does not burn any oil ,motor is strong and great on gas about 25 city and 32 highway but the inside of the car is falling apart so all in all a pretty good car

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