1994 Ford Tempo Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1994 Ford Tempo

1994 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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1994 Ford Tempo Questions

Headlights won't stay on. Click low/high beam handle. Nothing. What is wrong? (2 answers)

I'd like to replace water pump , 4 cyl, very hard to get to. . (1 answer)

1994 ford tempo water[ump instruction for removal. It looks like It may be best to get a price on it at a shop only because I may not have all the tools and they do. But, there's always the drawback that I may get the mechanic from hell. Lol.

I have replaced the fuel pump and fuel filter and car will not start , what would the problem be ? (2 answers)

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1994 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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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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