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1992 Ford Tempo cranks but won't start
From the information provided there could be a variety of reasons why your Ford Tempo will not start. The fuel pump may power up and even make noise, but if it cannot provide adequate fuel pressure, the engine will not...
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Battery draining and. Starter motor getting hot
You need to have the battery cables checked to see if they are bad by doing a voltage drop test. If one or both of the cables are bad, it will overheat the starter and not recharge the battery sufficiently....
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severe rattling on right side of engine, near alternator
The engine crankshaft pulley is broken most likely. This car had a recall or technical bulletin years ago on replacing this pulley. It may look okay until you run the engine and it will wobble or not turn any accessories...
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Why is car stalling?
Hello. If you get a strong smell of fuel when this occurs you either have an internal fuel leak or a coolant temperature sensor problem. I typically start by checking the fuel injectors and pressure regulator to see if they...
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Fuel door release open
Hey there. This is an electrical release mechanism, consisting of the switch in the glove compartment, and a solenoid that is inside the fuel door itself. Starting with the fuse for this circuit, follow the "power trail" to see which...
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Stalling when idling down
Disconnecting the battery allowed the engine management system to "reset" to initial factory settings. Driving it allows engine management to "adjust" to components that may not be functioning at their best: such as the mass air flow sensor, oxygen sensor,...
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Pressure valve cover rings
The pressure you are observing is not a good thing. First off, check to see if the positive crankcase ventilation valve (PCV valve) is clogged up. If it is, then it should be replaced. Also check to see if the...
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Heater blows cold air
Hello. The Heater/AC control panel utilizes vacuum (from the engine) to actuate the hot water control valve - regulating heat from the heater. A vacuum leak, bad hot water control valve, or the heater control panel itself may have failed....
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Brake pedal sinks
This is a sign of a potential vacuum leak in the brake booster. When there is not enough vacuum in the brake booster, this will cause a hydraulic pressure drop resulting in a soft brake pedal. If you'd like, a...

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