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Old 06-29-2006, 18:53   #1 (permalink)
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My daughter just bought a 92 Ford Tempo 4 cyl for college. The first thing I noticed when I opened the hood was that the Cruise Control Box was wired on top in front of the engine compartment, on top of the a/c valve, wierd place i thought and I was right. All the pictures that I've found do not show the Box there. Can someone tell me where it should be located, or better, if someone could get me a picture. Thx.
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wish i could get you a pic man my camera is broke though. the stock setup should run from the throttlebody, across the top of the engine or possibly wired down on the firewall, and run through a hole in the body right next to where the fuel filter goes, on the bottom of it sending it into a sorta concealed area lower below, if you look under the cars front passanger side bumper just in front of the tire, theres a rubber cover there when you look up, behind it is where the c/c device motor should be.

ps watch the harmonic balancer on these cars they are prone to go bad, and the rear trans mount is another big headache, ESPECIALY in the manuals, ESPICALLY WITH NEW OR UNDER EXPERIENCED DRIVERS. enuf hard take offs, serious engine breaks, and shuddering the car so to speak on take offs and they get worn very fast. horsebeating mine 24/7 they last about 1 month before its unacceptable the amount it tosses the engine. and do your self a big favor and investigate the pcv intake, the very poorly designed stock platic hose is gauntreed to be filthy, leaky, and taking in unfiltered air. i would recomend either making a port for it on the top of the cold air box where clean air is, and constructing an air tight hose for it. or get a $9.99 autozone breather. another thing if her car ever stauls out bad on hot hot days and either stops runing temporarly, or runs like shit it is the tfi ignition module overheating. you can replace it with an msd coil "msd-8227"
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Re: Jacked up Cruise Control

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My daughter just bought a 92 Ford Tempo 4 cyl for college. The first thing I noticed when I opened the hood was that the Cruise Control Box was wired on top in front of the engine compartment, on top of the a/c valve, wierd place i thought and I was right. All the pictures that I've found do not show the Box there. Can someone tell me where it should be located, or better, if someone could get me a picture. Thx.
If I recal, correctly 92-94's (3rd Gen) had most of the cruise equipment near front passanger bumper. 88-91's (2nd Gen) had the cruise equipment near the fuel filter on the passanger side.

I've got pictures of an 88-91 cruise setup, and I'll see if I can dig up some diagrams/pictures of a 92-94 setup a bit later today.
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Where is the thing you think is the cruise?
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