Ford Tempo Repair and Maintenance
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Ford Tempo ProblemsSpeedometer 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.
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Outdated software in the engine control processor can cause poor engine performance, hesitation on acceleration, and possible stalling problems.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.
Ford Tempo Questionssquealing 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
Problem is consistent;I just drive the slow lane 'til the healing occurs...daily....for quite sometime now-couple months
Ford Tempo RecallsFord 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.