Monday, April 23, 2012
1989 ford tempo won't go
Been running rough, from a stop it was very slow to accelerate, sort of lurched, but once it got up to about 45, it would accelerate smoothly and ride ok. But repeated that at every stop. Been getting steadily worse, thought it might be the transmission. Last night drove about 20 min, terrible accel from the stop (worst ever) taking longer to get up to speed from each stop. Last two miles it was kicking, then it would die, I would start it up again and it would go a little farther, then die, then go a little farther then die. Then it just died - wouldn't go at all. Went back today to check it out - fluid levels were all good. It started right up, but after a few seconds it died. It gets a spark, and runs, but it shuts down right away.