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1990 Ford Tempo will not start with the ignition switch, but will start by arcing the selenoid under the hood, How can you get it to start with the igniton key?

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If you can start vehicle at starter motor it can be two things you may be losing switching power from ignition switch or if it is a automatic trans it could be your inhibitor switch you can bypass the switch to test if the switch is at fault ./regards agwbk

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It sounds like you need a new ignition switch, and possibly a new connector to the switch.

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    1990 Ford Tempo Recalls



















    Auto Recall Date:
    APR 25, 1996


    Vehicle Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

    Estimated Vehicles Affected: 7900000

    Model Affected
    1990 FORD TEMPO


    1990 Ford Tempo Defect Summary:
    THE IGNITION SWITCH COULD EXPERIENCE AN INTERNAL SHORT CIRCUIT.


    Defect Consequence:
    THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE OVERHEATING, SMOKE, AND POSSIBLY FIRE IN THE STEERING COLUMN AREA OF THE VEHICLE.


    Remedy:
    DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH.


    Estimated Vehicles Affected:
    7900000


    Notes:
    FORD MOTOR COMPANY

















    Auto Recall Date:
    OCT 30, 1990


    Vehicle Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

    Estimated Vehicles Affected: 172000

    Model Affected
    1990 FORD TEMPO


    1990 Ford Tempo Defect Summary:
    THREADED INFLATOR COMPONENTS MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED DURING ASSEMBLY WHICH MAY ALLOW COMPONENTS TO SEPARATE WHEN INFLATOR RECEIVES A SIGNAL TO DEPLOY THE AIR BAG.


    Defect Consequence:
    INFLATOR COMPONENT SEPARATION ALLOWS HOT COMBUSTION GASES TO ESCAPE INTO THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT WHICH COULD RESULT IN INJURIES TO VEHICLE OCCUPANTS.


    Remedy:
    REPLACE AIR BAG MODULES CONTAINING POTENTIALLY DEFECTIVE INFLATORS.


    Estimated Vehicles Affected:
    172000


    Notes:
    FORD MOTOR COMPANY

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