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Where would i find the fuel pump in a ford tempo (1989)

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The fuel pump in this car is located inside the fuel tank, the tank must be removed to replace/service the pump, about a 3 hour job on the ground, make sure the battery is disconnected before u start work, there is a large fire hazard here as u might guess. Be Careful!

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Tempo keeps dieing during mid-drive.

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I have a 1989 Ford Tempo. It hasn't been started for about a year now when I went to start it today it would begin to start and then fail. I checked the fuel filter and it seemed to be fine. Any ideas??

If it has not been started in a year, you might want to either drain the old gas out (because gas can go bad) and put fresh gas in and try again, or go to an auto parts store and pick up some fuel treatment/restoration. The treatment will NOT be a permanent fix,but should allow the car to start. Now the bad news. It could be the fuel pump, whci is a hard thing to change. To know for certain if it is the fuel pump, here's what you do:
Get in like you are going to start the car, but leave the driver door open, there needs to be silence.
Turn the key to just before the engine would start (the radio comes on and the AC starts blowing, but the engine is off)
Listen carefully, if the fuel pump is working properly, you should hear a hum coming from the back end of the car by the fuel tank. If you hear this hum, that means that the pump was turned on and primed. If you do not hear the hum, chances are that the fuel pump is shot.

I would recommend changing the gas first before you try to start it again, because if the fuel pump is good and the gas is bad, that bad gas is being shot into your engine.

I hope this helps. good luck

Oct 07, 2010 | 1989 Ford Tempo

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Where is the fuel pump on a 1989 ford tempo?

the fuel pump is located inside the gas tank, the tank must be removed to access the pump.

Sep 27, 2010 | 1989 Ford Tempo

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Where is the fuel pump relay on a 1992 ford tempo?

The fuel pump relay is part of a large relay control unit called the IRCM (intagrated relay control module)

The module is about 6"x4"x2" and has gobs of wires (large retangular connector) coming out of it, the module is mounted on a bracket under the hood that is bolted to the top of the driver's side front strut tower, this module can be self tested by a dealer to see if it is bad, they seldom fail, I am a Ford dealer tech and have only replaced 2 in 20 years, Tempo does however have a fuel pump issue..

May 12, 2010 | 1992 Ford Tempo

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1989 for tempo starts fine but after idling for a few minutes will quit. Will stall when you pull up to a stop sign. Have to keep the engine revved up to keep it running. The check engine light comes on...


its time for new fuel filter, new fuel injectors, spark plugs, spark plug wires, cap and rotor. the engine in the tempo is a good one and if you take care of it that car should last quite a while longer..


(had a 1989 Tempo AWD)

Dec 15, 2009 | 1989 Ford Tempo

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How do locate the fuel pump relay

It is in the POWER DISTRIBUTION BOX Under the Hood in ENGINE Compartmend, There IS Also a FUEL SHUT OFF SWITCH Located Behind the Passenger KICK PANEL. It is Called - INERCIA SWITCH.

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How do I reset the fuel pump shut off switch on a 89 tempo

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Fuel pump

Disconnect the negative post on the battery.
Support the tank with a jack with a plywood piece.
Disconnect the metal straps holding the tank.
Slowly lower the tank.
Disconnect the fuel lines from the top of the tank and plug them with a screw or something similar in size.
Remove the retainer ring holding the fuel pump/sending unit with a brass punch and hammer.
Pull the fuel pump/sending unit out and replace it.

May 21, 2008 | 1989 Ford Tempo

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Fuel pump

Go to:
Click on: repair info, vehicle repair guides.
Input year, make, model, and engine size.
You will then access the repair manual for your vehicle for free.

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