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I got 1990 ford tempo 2.3 4cylinder automatic transmission it go in reverse but won't go forward

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THE CLUTCHES INSIDE THE TRANS ARE MOST LIKELY BURNED UP. CHECK YOU FLUID,IT SHOULD BE BRIGHT RED, IF IT IS BROWN AND HAS A BAD SMELL ITS TIME FOR A TRANS REBUILD

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SOURCE: Manual for 1990 Ford Tempo

try your local library and they can make copies for you

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

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SOURCE: car won't drive forward or in reverse

this is the speed shift solenoid and a possible faulty transmission filter as well. the best thing for this issue is to pull the tranny and check for filter clogs and change the shift solenoid.

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SOURCE: 2001 Ford E250 transmission has no reverse gear,

I would check the shifter and the linkage. Even though the shifter lever is moving, that doesn't mean it's moving the linkage on the transmission.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Intermittent malfunction of reverse/forward motion of automatic T

probably internal ,especially if your car has done a lot of miles/klms,you may need to look further,double check fluid level,shift from rev to drive slowly but still think trans specialist needs to look....hate to say it

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SOURCE: 1990 Ford Probe 2.2 automatic stalls in forward, reverse OK

Sounds like a bad IAC (idle air control valve/sensor) that controls your idle when going from throttle to idle. If bad your idle will act crazy and can cause stalls easily. Pretty sure that's it.

Posted on Aug 21, 2010

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My daughter has a 92 ford tempo 2.3L automatic that suddenly has no forward or reverse gears. Fluid level is high despite not adding any fluid. Any ideas?


Blocked transmission fluid not circulation through system could be a clogged filter. Might have burned out transmission. Check fluid for a burnt smell and a greyish color to check color whip dipstick on a white paper towel. If grey that is metal shavings and transmission is heavy damage inside

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Why would a 1990 ford tempo go in reverse but not forward it is 2.3 4 cylinder manual


Because the transmission is dead. reverse works on different parts than drive on these cars. And since no one uses reverse more than drive? well you get my point.

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I got a 1990 ford tempo I was wondering why it goes in reverse but won't go forward


Is it standard or automatic, I think it must be Standard because that doesn't happen with Automatics. If you put it in low and it only goes backwards someone had it (The transmission apart) and put the slider in back wards or something like that. Perhaps the forward gears are gone so they wanted to see if reverse works. Maybe you meant when you shift into a forward gear it doesn't work but when you shift it into reverse it does work. There is a fork like gear that moves the gears in and out of high and low range and it might be broken and it is possible if you find it hasn't been ground up in the internal gears it might be welded back in place and be sure to grind off every bit of flux so the gears can work smoothly. Best thing is to go to a junk yard that still has older cars like the Tempo so you can buy the transmission.

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My 1993 ford tempo 2.3L wants to slip in reverse but changed trans fluid and was very clean and works fine in all forward gears. Is trans going out or could it be an adjustment?


be careful when changing gears into reverse and be careful while in reverse and your transmission should last but if you ride on that gear to much your transmission will fail and you will no longer have reverse in your vehicle even if you have all other gears working

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There is a switch that is activated when the shift lever is put into reverse. Judging from the age f your car it could very well be that.

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