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.
Speedometer Operation Affected and Poor Transmission Shift Quality on Ford Tempo
Average mileage: 109,833 (79,000–150,000)
Drive Train affected: 2WD
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1990 Ford Tempo- 2WD87,000Visitor
Car sat for two years got it running when i drive it it goes up to 40 mph before it shifts gears fluids are good prior to it being parked it ran good shifted good
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