Question about 1989 Ford Tempo

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Sputterd and died on the road

Ok going camping yesterday, car sputterd then smoothed out then about a 1/2 mile later sputterd and died.

I checked the fuel filter, clear, fuel to the filter and through the filter.

spark is good.

sprayed some ether in throttle body, and as expected in ran for 2 sec. and died.

car is in the woods and a long way to tow., how can i check if the fuel is getting to the injectors?

could it be an electronic problem and not a mechanical problem?

by the way it seemed like it got pretty hot, was a hot day, and temp gauge was about 1/2 way like around the R M in N O R M A L, as Tempo temp gauge reads.

any help or thoughts will be thankful.

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Hi there, you might want to check the fuel pump relay, which is located in the relay\fuse (power distribution center) box under the hood.

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