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1987 ford tempo will start but once you turn it off it will not crank back. Have replaced distributor, new battery, getting fire, getting gas, but it will not crank back. My husband has tried for days to get it to run. (Our son's car)

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These have had a problem with the tps(throttle position sensor) going bad and not allowing the car to start.these use a ribbon inside them(like a house dimmer switch)that stops working.i`m guessing by crank you mean it won`t start up but will crank over as you say it has spark.if you mean it won`t crank over you could have a problem with the starter.

Posted on May 25, 2011

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Is there any problem with it as well besides it wont crack back again?

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