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My tempo will not start it clicks but no chug

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Assuming the battery is in good shape then it sounds like your starter solenoid has crapped out on ya. if the clicking is in fact coming from the starter itself, and not from somewhere under the dash, then go ahead and replace the starter.

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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Is the battery more than 5 years old? Pull it and take it to your local Advance or Auto Zone or Pep Boys, etc. and have it tested. Chances are it's defective. If not, then check battery cables for corrosion - clean'em anyway!

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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94 ford tempo wont start. is my silenoid stuck or do i need a new starter. It does click when i try to start it.


clean the battery terminals if it is multiple clicks when you turn the key. otherwise try tapping the starter and have someone start it at the same time. that will tell you if it is the starter.

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My 1993 Ford Tempo (automobile) will not start when I turn the key. A clicking sound comes from the driver's side of the engine compartment. The pre-start charge begins, but then nothing.


Sounds like a battery problem. Get a jump and if the vehicle starts replace your battery. If the vehicle won't start using a jump have the starter solenoid checked.

Jun 26, 2010 | 1993 Ford Tempo

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1994 ford tempo will not start only clicks


Hook your voltage tester to the battery, then have a helper try to start the car. Watch the voltage when you hear the click. If it drops much under 12v then odds are the battery is no good. Have it load tested at your local autoparts store

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REPLACE THE FUEL PUMP, VERY COMMON PROBLEM IN THE TEMPO.

May 04, 2009 | 1993 Ford Tempo

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1994 ford tempo starter or solenoid?


listen for a click when you try to start it if you here that then you need a starter if no click then solenoid.

Dec 03, 2008 | 1994 Ford Tempo

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sounds like you need a starter

Sep 27, 2008 | 1993 Ford Tempo

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CHUGGING FEELING


I had a very similar problem. I work at a ford dealership so, I had a tech look for codes. He found a trouble code, He took my 'MAF' mass air flow censor apart and cleaned it (it had some gunk on it). He then disconnected the battery to reset the computer then, reconnected it. Problem solved! more power, starts better, runs better even better mpg. remember to unhook the battery to reset computer and when you do, hold the brake pedal down for about a minute to drain the power from all the capacitors before you reconnect the battery. Hope this helps good luck, Sean

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I had the same problem a few months back with my 93 Tempo. After fiddling with the battery, checking for spark, and messing with my distributor cap, I found the emergency fuel shut off reset button in the trunk. If you haven't already, open the trunk, and on the left hand side there is a recess with a largish red button. Press it. If it clicks, then your fuel injector shut off because it though it had been in an accident (mine happened right after pulling into my driveway, where I had bottomed out a little bit, so it doesn't take much to set it off). If it clicks, your car should start immediately
Hope it helps!

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