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The Ford Tempo is a compact car with a 2.3L four-cylinder gasoline engine called the "High Swirl Combustion" (HSC), which features a cast-iron block and head, with a single cam-in-block and two overhead valves (OHV) for each cylinder accompanied by pushrods and rocker arms. The HSC was also offered a "High Specific Output" (HSO) version which could produce 100 hp (75 kW). It brought changes to the water pump, as well as a more restrictive exhaust system that reduced its maximum power and transmissions of the auto, the original base transmission in the gasoline-fueled model was a four-speed IB4 manual that serves as a part of the so-called "Fuel Saver" powertrain. A five-speed MTX-III manual or a three-speed FLC automatic were offered as optional in the following upgrade and the diesel version was available with a 5-speed manual. The first generation was designed as a 2 or 4-door sedan and features a 99.0 inches wheelbase, with a length of 176.7 in (4,488 mm), a width of 68.3 in (1,735 mm), and a height of 52.7 in (1,339 mm). It was refreshed, including new plastic composite enclosures with a replaceable lamp and redesigned front corner lights and grille. In addition, a new central fuel injection (CFI) system was introduced to the engine. In 1988 the sedan version was redesigned, while the coupes only received a facelift. The front was given a completely restyled grille paired with three thin horizontal chrome bars with a brand's badge in the center, and two composite flush-mounted rectangular headlamps with new front turn signals on both sides. As for the GLS trim level, the grille was blacked out, the rear was equipped with brand-new flush-mounted tail lamps, and the rear quarter window was redesigned to match and balance the doors.
Ford Tempos, particularly those from the late 80s to early 90s, have been plagued by a trio of prevalent issues: oil leakage, stalling, and engine vibration. Despite a leak covering only about 4.23 square inches daily, the replacement procedure's complexity can introduce new problems. As these leaks tend to worsen over time, owners, especially those with warranties, should be proactive in holding dealers accountable for repairs. The 1992 model, too, has experienced oil seepage often from the engine crankshaft seals, valve cover seal, or the oil pan seal. This dark, odorous leakage results from the oil mixing with dirt during seepage. Overheating, due to a dysfunctional fan, can aggravate this issue, as oil thins out when heated. Solutions include using additives like Lucas oil stabilizer, transitioning to thicker oils, and ensuring the fan operates efficiently. For the 3.0L 1992 Tempo variant, minor oil leaks often stem from the oil pan gasket or valve cover gaskets; addressing these is usually cost-effective, typically below $100. Periodic oil changes at reputable facilities and thorough leak inspections can pinpoint and fix issues like a misaligned oil filter or drain plug. Another concern with the Tempo, especially those with the Thick Film Integrated (TFI) ignition module, is stalling due to heat-induced failures. Situated near the thermostat water outlet, the TFI module is prone to overheating. While diagnostic tests may not always indicate an issue, relocation of the module to cooler zones or replacing it and using special grease can be beneficial. However, other reasons for stalling might include a faulty fuel pump, deteriorating ignition switch, or the CCRM module. Quick diagnostic measures, such as the aerosol carb cleaner test, can differentiate between fuel and spark issues. Lastly, the 1994 Ford Tempo is notorious for engine vibrations resulting from worn spark plugs, disconnected hoses, damaged motor mounts, misadjusted fuel intake systems, and timing belt issues. Routine checks and maintenance can significantly reduce these problems, ensuring a smoother ride.
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