Select your vehicle
Refine by:
See All
See All
See All

Shop Ford Tempo Parts

Showing 1 - 15 of 8354 results
Display item:
15
30
45
Sort by:
Direct Fit Horn - High Tone
Replacement
Part Number: REPC502504
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$16.22
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1984 - 1986 Ford Tempo Base 4 Cyl 2.0L
  • 1984 - 1986 Ford Tempo Base 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1984 - 1986 Ford Tempo GL 4 Cyl 2.0L
  • 1984 - 1986 Ford Tempo GLX 4 Cyl 2.0L
  • 1984 - 1986 Ford Tempo GLX 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1984 - 1986 Ford Tempo LX 4 Cyl 2.0L
  • 1984 - 1994 Ford Tempo GL 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1984 - 1994 Ford Tempo LX 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1985 - 1991 Ford Tempo L 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1987 - 1989 Ford Tempo AWD 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1987 - 1991 Ford Tempo Sport 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1988 - 1991 Ford Tempo GLS 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1990 - 1991 Ford Tempo L AWD 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1990 - 1991 Ford Tempo LX AWD 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1992 Ford Tempo GLS 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 1992 Ford Tempo Sport 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 1992 - 1994 Ford Tempo GL 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 1992 - 1994 Ford Tempo LX 6 Cyl 3.0L
Product Details
Notes : High Tone, With Mounting Bracket, 2 Male Blade TerminalQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warranty
Replacement REPC313813 Accessory Belt Idler Pulley - Direct Fit, Sold individually
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$8.45
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1992 Ford Tempo GLS 6 Cyl 3.0L Bolts to Power Steering Pump Bracket
  • 1992 Ford Tempo Sport 6 Cyl 3.0L Bolts to Power Steering Pump Bracket
  • 1992 - 1994 Ford Tempo GL 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 1992 - 1994 Ford Tempo LX 6 Cyl 3.0L
Product Details
Notes : 1 bearing; 17 mm ID; 76 mm pulley diameter; 31 mm pulley width; 20 mm max belt width; Steel material; Serpentine type; FlatWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyProp 65 Warning : <p><b><img src="https://cld.partsimg.com/image/upload/images/warning_a.jpg" alt="Warning Symbol" width="28" height="22" />WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to <a href="https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov">www.P65Warnings.ca.gov</a>.</b></p>
Replacement SET-REPC313813-2 Accessory Belt Idler Pulley - Direct Fit, Set of 2
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$16.06
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1992 Ford Tempo GLS 6 Cyl 3.0L Bolts to Power Steering Pump Bracket
  • 1992 Ford Tempo Sport 6 Cyl 3.0L Bolts to Power Steering Pump Bracket
  • 1992 - 1994 Ford Tempo GL 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 1992 - 1994 Ford Tempo LX 6 Cyl 3.0L
Product Details
Notes : 3 in. OD; 1.22 in. W; Flat; With steel flangeComponents : (2) Accessory Belt Idler PulleysWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyQuantity Sold : Set of 2Prop 65 Warning : <p><b><img src="https://cld.partsimg.com/image/upload/images/warning_a.jpg" alt="Warning Symbol" width="28" height="22" />WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to <a href="https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov">www.P65Warnings.ca.gov</a>.</b></p>
Gray Floor Mats
Husky Liners®
Part Number: H2152022
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$57.95
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1984 - 1986 Ford Tempo Base All Engines
  • 1984 - 1986 Ford Tempo GLX All Engines
  • 1984 - 1994 Ford Tempo GL All Engines
  • 1984 - 1994 Ford Tempo LX All Engines
  • 1987 - 1989 Ford Tempo AWD All Engines
  • 1987 - 1992 Ford Tempo Sport All Engines
  • 1988 - 1992 Ford Tempo GLS All Engines
  • 1990 - 1991 Ford Tempo L AWD All Engines
  • 1990 - 1991 Ford Tempo L All Engines
  • 1990 - 1991 Ford Tempo LX AWD All Engines
Product Details
Location : Second RowNotes : Does not cover humpType : Flat Floor MatRow : Second or Third RowColor/Finish : GrayQuantity Sold : 2 PiecesWarranty : Lifetime Husky Liners limited warranty
Replacement REPC381202 Speed Sensor Harness - Direct Fit, Sold individually
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$4.35
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1993 - 1994 Ford Tempo GL 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1993 - 1994 Ford Tempo GL 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 1993 - 1994 Ford Tempo LX 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1993 - 1994 Ford Tempo LX 6 Cyl 3.0L
Product Details
Warranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyProp 65 Warning : <p><b><img src="https://cld.partsimg.com/image/upload/images/warning_a.jpg" alt="Warning Symbol" width="28" height="22" />WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Phthalates, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to <a href="https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov">www.P65Warnings.ca.gov</a>.</b></p>
Replacement SET-REPC381202-2 Speed Sensor Harness - Direct Fit, Set of 2
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$8.27
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1993 - 1994 Ford Tempo GL 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1993 - 1994 Ford Tempo GL 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 1993 - 1994 Ford Tempo LX 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1993 - 1994 Ford Tempo LX 6 Cyl 3.0L
Product Details
Location : RearComponents : (2) Speed Sensor HarnessesWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyQuantity Sold : Set of 2Prop 65 Warning : <p><b><img src="https://cld.partsimg.com/image/upload/images/warning_a.jpg" alt="Warning Symbol" width="28" height="22" />WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Phthalates, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to <a href="https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov">www.P65Warnings.ca.gov</a>.</b></p>
Black Floor Mats
Husky Liners®
Part Number: H2152021
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$57.95
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1984 Ford Tempo Base All Engines Sedan
  • 1984 Ford Tempo GL All Engines Sedan
  • 1984 Ford Tempo GLX All Engines Sedan
  • 1984 Ford Tempo LX All Engines Sedan
  • 1985 Ford Tempo Base 4 Cyl 2.0L Sedan
  • 1985 - 1986 Ford Tempo Base 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1985 - 1986 Ford Tempo GL 4 Cyl 2.0L
  • 1985 - 1986 Ford Tempo GLX 4 Cyl 2.0L
  • 1985 - 1986 Ford Tempo GLX 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1985 - 1986 Ford Tempo LX 4 Cyl 2.0L
  • 1985 - 1987 Ford Tempo L All Engines
  • 1985 - 1994 Ford Tempo GL 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1985 - 1994 Ford Tempo LX 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1987 - 1989 Ford Tempo AWD 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1987 - 1991 Ford Tempo Sport 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1988 - 1991 Ford Tempo GLS 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1990 - 1991 Ford Tempo L AWD 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1990 - 1991 Ford Tempo L 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1990 - 1991 Ford Tempo LX AWD 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1992 Ford Tempo GLS 6 Cyl 3.0L Sedan
  • 1992 Ford Tempo Sport 6 Cyl 3.0L Sedan
  • 1992 - 1994 Ford Tempo LX 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 1993 - 1994 Ford Tempo GL 6 Cyl 3.0L
Product Details
Location : Second RowNotes : Does not cover humpType : Flat Floor MatRow : Second or Third RowColor/Finish : BlackQuantity Sold : 2 PiecesWarranty : Lifetime Husky Liners limited warranty
Tan Floor Mats
Husky Liners®
Part Number: H2152023
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$57.95
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1984 Ford Tempo Base All Engines Sedan
  • 1984 Ford Tempo GL All Engines Sedan
  • 1984 Ford Tempo GLX All Engines Sedan
  • 1984 Ford Tempo LX All Engines Sedan
  • 1985 Ford Tempo Base 4 Cyl 2.0L Sedan
  • 1985 - 1986 Ford Tempo Base 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1985 - 1986 Ford Tempo GL 4 Cyl 2.0L
  • 1985 - 1986 Ford Tempo GLX 4 Cyl 2.0L
  • 1985 - 1986 Ford Tempo GLX 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1985 - 1986 Ford Tempo LX 4 Cyl 2.0L
  • 1985 - 1987 Ford Tempo L All Engines
  • 1985 - 1994 Ford Tempo GL 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1985 - 1994 Ford Tempo LX 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1987 - 1989 Ford Tempo AWD 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1987 - 1991 Ford Tempo Sport 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1988 - 1991 Ford Tempo GLS 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1990 - 1991 Ford Tempo L AWD 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1990 - 1991 Ford Tempo L 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1990 - 1991 Ford Tempo LX AWD 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1992 Ford Tempo GLS 6 Cyl 3.0L Sedan
  • 1992 Ford Tempo Sport 6 Cyl 3.0L Sedan
  • 1992 - 1994 Ford Tempo LX 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 1993 - 1994 Ford Tempo GL 6 Cyl 3.0L
Product Details
Location : Second Or Third RowNotes : Does not cover humpType : Flat Floor MatRow : Second or Third RowColor/Finish : TanQuantity Sold : 2 PiecesWarranty : Lifetime Husky Liners limited warranty
Replacement REPF314114 Distributor Rotor - Direct Fit, Sold individually
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$3.83
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1985 - 1986 Ford Tempo Base 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1985 - 1986 Ford Tempo GLX 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1985 - 1994 Ford Tempo GL 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1985 - 1994 Ford Tempo LX 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1986 - 1991 Ford Tempo L 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1987 - 1989 Ford Tempo AWD 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1987 - 1991 Ford Tempo Sport 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1988 - 1991 Ford Tempo GLS 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1990 - 1991 Ford Tempo L AWD 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1990 - 1991 Ford Tempo LX AWD 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1992 Ford Tempo GLS 6 Cyl 3.0L With Push-On Rotor
  • 1992 Ford Tempo Sport 6 Cyl 3.0L With Push-On Rotor
  • 1992 - 1994 Ford Tempo GL 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 1992 - 1994 Ford Tempo LX 6 Cyl 3.0L
Product Details
Product Fit : Direct FitWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyProp 65 Warning : <p><b><img src="https://cld.partsimg.com/image/upload/images/warning_a.jpg" alt="Warning Symbol" width="28" height="22" />WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to <a href="https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov">www.P65Warnings.ca.gov</a>.</b></p>
Replacement REPF317404 Accessory Belt Idler Pulley - Direct Fit, Sold individually
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$7.05
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1993 Ford Tempo GL 6 Cyl 3.0L Drive Belt Idler Pulley, With 6-Ribbed Belt
  • 1993 Ford Tempo LX 6 Cyl 3.0L Drive Belt Idler Pulley, With 6-Ribbed Belt
Product Details
Notes : Steel; Serpentine; Flat; 0.67 in. inside diameter; 3.23 in. outside diameter; 1.2 in. widthWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyProp 65 Warning : <p><b><img src="https://cld.partsimg.com/image/upload/images/warning_a.jpg" alt="Warning Symbol" width="28" height="22" />WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to <a href="https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov">www.P65Warnings.ca.gov</a>.</b></p>
Replacement REPF541401 Voltage Regulator - Direct Fit, Sold individually
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$17.87
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1984 - 1985 Ford Tempo Base 4 Cyl 2.0L
  • 1984 - 1985 Ford Tempo Base 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1984 - 1985 Ford Tempo GL 4 Cyl 2.0L
  • 1984 - 1985 Ford Tempo GL 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1984 - 1985 Ford Tempo GLX 4 Cyl 2.0L
  • 1984 - 1985 Ford Tempo GLX 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1984 - 1985 Ford Tempo LX 4 Cyl 2.0L
  • 1984 - 1985 Ford Tempo LX 4 Cyl 2.3L
  • 1985 Ford Tempo L 4 Cyl 2.3L
Product Details
Notes : 4 Blade Terminal Type; 60-AmperesWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyProp 65 Warning : <p><b><img src="https://cld.partsimg.com/image/upload/images/warning_a.jpg" alt="Warning Symbol" width="28" height="22" />WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to <a href="https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov">www.P65Warnings.ca.gov</a>.</b></p>
Mirror - Driver Side, Textured Black
Kool Vue®
Part Number: FD16EL
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$4.07
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1988 - 1989 Ford Tempo AWD All Engines
  • 1988 - 1991 Ford Tempo Sport All Engines
  • 1988 - 1992 Ford Tempo GLS All Engines
  • 1988 - 1994 Ford Tempo GL All Engines
  • 1988 - 1994 Ford Tempo LX All Engines
  • 1990 - 1991 Ford Tempo L AWD All Engines
  • 1990 - 1991 Ford Tempo L All Engines
  • 1990 - 1991 Ford Tempo LX AWD All Engines
Product Details
Location : Driver SideRecommended Use : OE ReplacementGlass Operation : Power GlassHeated : Non-HeatedFolding Type : Non-foldingColor/Finish : Textured BlackProduct Fit : Direct FitQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyReplaces OE Number : E83Z17682DReplaces Partslink Number : FO1320110Warranty : 1-year Kool Vue limited warrantyProp 65 Warning : <p><b><img src="https://cld.partsimg.com/image/upload/images/warning_a.jpg" alt="Warning Symbol" width="28" height="22" />WARNING: This product can expose you to chemical which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to <a href="https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov">www.P65Warnings.ca.gov</a>.</b></p>
Passenger Side Halogen Headlight, With bulb(s)
Replacement
Part Number: 20-1676-00
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$46.30
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1988 - 1991 Ford Tempo All Submodels All Engines
Product Details
Location : Passenger SideLight Source : HalogenAssembly : With bulb(s)Color/Finish : Clear LensType : CompositeRecommended Use : OE ReplacementQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warranty
Driver Side Halogen Headlight, With bulb(s)
Replacement
Part Number: 20-1677-00
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$46.30
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1988 - 1991 Ford Tempo All Submodels All Engines
Product Details
Location : Driver SideLight Source : HalogenAssembly : With bulb(s)Color/Finish : Clear LensType : CompositeRecommended Use : OE ReplacementQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warranty
Driver and Passenger Side Halogen Headlight, With bulb(s)
Replacement
Part Number: SET-20-1676-00
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$87.97
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1988 - 1991 Ford Tempo All Submodels All Engines
Product Details
Location : Driver And Passenger SideComponents : (2) HeadlightsLight Source : HalogenAssembly : With bulb(s)Color/Finish : Clear LensType : CompositeRecommended Use : OE ReplacementQuantity Sold : PairWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warranty
Page 1 of 557 | Showing 1 - 15 of 8354 results

Ford Tempo Customer Reviews

Perfect. Very loud!!! Just perfect for my 1975 Ford Mustang II.
Daniel Simon
VERIFIED PURCHASER
Purchased on Mar 27, 2020
Driver Side Halogen Headlight, With Bulb(s)
Jul 03, 2019
Must needed headlight!
I ordered a few months ago, mine had gotten dirty, and couldn't get cleaned! First one, I had Ford garage put in and they charged me $170, but the one I bought from u, only cost very little to have it put on!!! Thanks
Purchased on May 18, 2017
I am happy with the service I received. The parts are great and customer service is awesome.
Purchased on Mar 18, 2016

Ford Tempo Guides

Interesting Facts about the Ford Tempo

  • Like GM's GMC and Chevrolet vehicles, the Ford Tempo had its twin, the Mercury Topaz. Both were built and were discontinued on the same year (1984-1994). The Ford Tempo succeeded the much bigger, Ford Fairmont, while the Mercury Topaz succeeded the Mercury Zephyr-and yes, the Ford Fairmont and the Mercury Zephyr shared the same characteristics and were twins.

  • After the Ford Tempo was discontinued in 1995, the Ford Contour took over its market segment. Meanwhile, in the Mercury line, the Topaz was replaced by the Mercury Mystique. The Contour and the Mystique were both mid-size sedans and shared the same characteristics-making them twins-following the line of the Fairmont and Zephyr, and the Tempo and Topaz.

  • Globally, the Ford Tempo and all the other vehicles that came before and after it is known today as the Ford Mondeo. Ford Mondeo is known as the Ford Fusion in the U.S.

  • The Ford Tempo (and the Mercury Topaz) was as one of the best selling Ford vehicles and one of the best selling cars in the United States in its era. The most successful year for the Tempo was in 1984 when there were more than 400,000 units sold. The Topaz added 100,000 units in the same year. All in all, there were more than 2.7 million Ford Tempo vehicles sold in the United States.

  • The reason why the Ford Tempo was discontinued was not because it was a fluke. In fact, as was said, it was one of the best selling vehicles of its time. The Tempo was discontinued because Ford decided to replace it with a new platform to respond to the new and higher safety standards.

  • There is a group called the Tempo and Topaz Owners Club you can find online. Another group is called the Tempo-Topaz Car Club of North America. Both are a forum-based site that brings together owners of both the Ford Tempo and the Mercury Topaz to interact among each other and share information about their vehicles. In these forum sites, you can ask questions and answer questions regarding the two vehicles.

Ford Tempo Problems

The Ford Tempo is one of the most successful models Ford has ever made during the time that the automotive industry is overhauling itself to respond to the market's growing demand for fuel-efficient cars. After its run that started in 1984 until 1995, Ford had sold close to 3 million Tempos in the U.S. The youngest Ford Tempo is almost two decades old. With aging comes lots of problems-this is actually what Ford Tempo owners experience firsthand. Below are some of the most common problems that owners experience:


Ignition

Some Ford Tempo models simply don't start regardless if it is a 2.0 L or a 2.3 L, if it is new or old, or if it is model year 1984 or 1995. No, the solution isn't as simple as replacing the spark plugs or tuning the engine. Websites suggest that a manufacturer's or design flaw is causing the Tempo to not start or intermittently start. The fuel pump and other parts that are involved in making the vehicle start have to be replaced.


Stalling

Somewhat related to the ignition problem, the Ford Tempo has a reputation for stalling, even at highway speed. The car simply dies. Thankfully, it can restart. Still, it can be dangerous to drive around in a vehicle that appears to have a habit of dying in the middle of the road.


Idling

Drivers complain that the Ford Tempo dies at idle without warning. Also, some owners complain that when the vehicle is in park or neutral, the idle speed goes really high, which creates the impression that the vehicle is controlling itself. These problems can be solved by replacing a few parts such as the idle control sensor.


Transmission

The transmission isn't the best thing when driving the Ford Tempo cold. In many cases, drivers complain that shifting to second gear from the first is impossible. This causes the engine to rev up. All too often, the driver has to stop and start the engine just to shift the transmission to second gear. The transmission problem goes away once the engine reaches its operating temperature.

FAQs—Ford Tempo

Why is it hard to start my Ford Tempo?

One thing to check right away when you're having difficulty starting you car is its starter. Due to the high current that flows from it, the starter will wear out or get damaged over time. Or it can also be your battery. The chemical reaction between the sulphuric acid in the battery generates the electricity that is needed to start your car and to power up the electrical components in it. Because of the battery's function and its day-to-day operation, it is inevitable that the battery plates inside it will wear out. When the plates are worn out, the chemical reaction becomes less effective, thus the battery is not able to provide the right amount of current needed by your car.

My Ford Tempo shifts hard? What could be the problem? Any idea?

One of the most common causes of hard shifting is low transmission fluid. To check if you have enough transmission fluid, all you need to do is to use the dipstick for the transmission. The best time to check the fluid is in the morning before you turn the engine on. While checking the level of the fluid, make sure to check it also for discoloration and debris and if it has an unusual burnt smell. The color of the transmission should be pink and clear. It should also have low viscosity. If it turns to dark purple, you have to change it. If the transmission fluid is low, it is likely that there's a leak in the transmission. Most leaks are commonly found on the input and output shafts because these are where most of the movement happens. You can replace the rubber seal around the shafts, or you can add transmission sealer to the transmission fluid.

My engine keeps on overheating. What should I do?

The first thing that you should do is to identify the root cause of the problem. There are several causes of engine overheating. The most common is coolant leak. The coolant can leak from the radiator, radiator hose, water pump, heater core, freeze plugs, cylinder head, head gasket, and transmission oil cooler. To identify where the leak comes from, a pressure test must be doneAnother reason is incorrect coolant concentration. The right coolant mixture is 50% antifreeze and 50% distilled water or depending on the recommended concentration of the manufacturer. It can also be because of blocked coolant passageways. Rust, dirt, and small debris can find their way into the coolant passageways and block them, impeding the proper circulation of the coolant. A faulty water pump can also be the culprit of engine overheating. If the water pump doesn't work, there won't be pressure, which is needed to propel the coolant through the entire system. If this isn't the cause, then it's either a loose or broken belt or a bad radiator fan. The fan helps in reducing the heat of the coolant. If it is damaged, it can't do its job.

Ford Tempo: 10 Solid Years of Design Revolution

Credited to be one of the first Ford vehicles to feature the jellybean styling, the Ford Tempo is the downsized successor to the Ford Fairmont—one of the brand’s last box-styled cars. The Tempo was sold as a coupe and a sedan for 10 years from 1984 to 1994. Aside from introducing a new look for Ford vehicles, this car is also credited as one of the brand’s initial efforts in creating modern cars that were more environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient. It was one of Ford’s ways to compete with import cars from Asia that were slowly getting their footing in the American car market. Here’s quick look into the Tempo’s solid and decade-long run.

Late 1970s: Design and development

The creation and development of the Ford Tempo came at a time when the company was adapting a new design philosophy—to create more ergonomic, efficient, and aerodynamic cars. The change in the brand’s philosophy was due in part to its aging vehicle platforms and the emergence of import cars in the market. To start the revolutionary change with its cars, Ford released three model vehicles—the Thunderbird (1983), Tempo (1984), and Taurus (1986). The Ford Tempo was created based on the front-wheel-drive Ford CE14 platform, which was also used with the Ford Escort. Unlike the Escort, however, the Tempo was equipped with a newly designed body.

1984-1994: First generation

The first generation of Ford Tempos was introduced to the market in 1984, and it was made available in two body styles—a two-door coupe and a four-door sedan. It was also available in five different trims—L, GL, GLX, LX, and AWD. Veering away from its previous vehicles with long wheelbases, the Tempo is said to be Ford’s first compact car. Its front windshield and rear window were set at identical angles—60 degrees—and the trunk was positioned higher than the windows for better air flow and fuel efficiency. A closer look the Tempo reveals that it shares a lot of design aspects with the European-released Ford Sierra that preceded it by a year. And in terms of its powertrain, the Tempo was equipped with a 2.3 L HSC inline four-cylinder engine that had a one-barrel carburetor while it was driven by a standard four-speed IB4, five-speed MTX-II manual transmission, or a 3-speed FLC automatic transmission.

1988-1994: Second generation

In 1988, the second generation of Ford Tempos was introduced to the market and it was still available in five trim levels. Design-wise, the new look of the Tempo was very similar to that of the Taurus. But aside from that, the model received major design upgrades and transformations. For instance, it was furnished with a new grille, rectangular headlights, and flush-mounted tail lights. After ten years in production, the Tempo was finally dropped from the Ford’s vehicle lineup with the emergence of a new platform that would elevate the brand’s safety standards and innovation.

Helpful Automotive Resources

Ford Vows to Fix Problems in Previous Launch of 2020 Explorer
May 21, 2020
Ford Vows to Fix Problems in Previous Launch of 2020 ExplorerThe meeting was held via teleconferencing, which has been a practice for Ford in the last few years. Among the main agenda in the online assembly were the impact of the pandemic on the company as well as operational changes that need to be made once the industry returns to
Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator Recalled for Brake Defects
May 19, 2020
Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator Recalled for Brake DefectsFortunately for customers, the recall documents state that the problem only affects models that currently have the standard camera-only Pre-Collision Assist system. Models that were built with the optional radar-plus-camera system are not part of the recall. A total of 25,081 SUVs will be recalled, of which 187 are Navigators
Production Halt Likely to Delay 2021 Ford F-150
May 17, 2020
Production Halt Likely to Delay 2021 Ford F-150Orders for the 2021 F-150 were initially up to open on May 11, but the schedule was moved to June 15. Now, according to the latest update, the company will start accepting orders for the truck on July 15. Production of the new Ford F-150 is rescheduled from September 28 to
Ford Ranger Sees Increase in Sales Amid Pandemic
May 15, 2020
Ford Ranger Sees Increase in Sales Amid PandemicThis was evidenced by the disappointing sales of only 9,241 units in the first quarter of 2019. This number is significantly low compared to the Ranger’s rival Chevrolet Colorado, which has sold 33,494 units as well as segment leader Toyota Tacoma with 58,183 units in the same period. The recent increase
April Data Show Americans Bought More Trucks Than Cars
May 12, 2020
April Data Show Americans Bought More Trucks Than CarsBased on the same data, more than 40 percent of the trucks sold were full-size pickups from Ford, General Motors, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Currently, total new car sales in America are estimated at around 620,000 for April, a new low since January 2009.
Ford Ships First Batch of Respirators Built With 3M
May 11, 2020
Ford Ships First Batch of Respirators Built With 3MThe design of the PAPR, which includes a hood and face shield, was done in partnership with 3M. It uses fans from the F-150’s cooled seating system and HEPA air filters from 3M, allowing the device to supply air for up to eight hours.
Visit Our Blog
Follow Us
Shop With Confidence
Copyright ©2020 Carparts.com. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of UsePrivacy Policy