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Old 06-14-2005, 00:02   #1 (permalink)
IleneDover@mailcity.com
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Re: '88 Tempo AWD

The trick was to remove the half shafts, like one removes snow
tires, for the winter. I suppose I should have been more
specific and said stronger motor, rather than bigger motor. For
the record there were TWO 2.3 engine with different HP, developed
at different RPMs


mike hunt



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> Bob wrote:
> > "Tom Adkins" <newton5@remove.comcast.net> wrote in message
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> >>IleneDover@mailcity.com wrote:
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> >>>AWD was a $600 option on the Tempo and Topaz for several years. It was a
> >>>push button DANA system that included the larger
> >>>engine. mike hunt


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> >> Mike, are you sure about the bigger engine? I've seen a few AWDs but it
> >>seems they all had the 2.3 HSC motor. Maybe just higher output? It's
> >>bigger cousin was the 2.5 but I thought those were only in the Taurus.

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: '88 Tempo AWD

IleneDover@mailcity.com wrote:
> The trick was to remove the half shafts, like one removes snow
> tires, for the winter. I suppose I should have been more
> specific and said stronger motor, rather than bigger motor. For
> the record there were TWO 2.3 engine with different HP, developed
> at different RPMs
>
>


Yea, now that you mention it, they had halfshafts in the rear. I forgot about that.
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Old 06-14-2005, 00:03   #3 (permalink)
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Re: '88 Tempo AWD

We have an '88 Tempo and the selenoid was on the fenderwell not the starter.


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> IleneDover@mailcity.com wrote:
> > The trick was to remove the half shafts, like one removes snow
> > tires, for the winter. I suppose I should have been more
> > specific and said stronger motor, rather than bigger motor. For
> > the record there were TWO 2.3 engine with different HP, developed
> > at different RPMs
> >
> >

>
> Yea, now that you mention it, they had halfshafts in the rear. I forgot

about that.


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Old 06-14-2005, 00:03   #4 (permalink)
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Re: '88 Tempo AWD

That would make sense considering the original post mentioned they were
jumping something on the solenoid. It would need to be accessible.

CJB

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> We have an '88 Tempo and the selenoid was on the fenderwell not the
> starter.
>
>
> "Tom Adkins" <newton5@remove.comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:D5CdnVuM386BoQPfRVn-qw@comcast.com...
>> IleneDover@mailcity.com wrote:
>> > The trick was to remove the half shafts, like one removes snow
>> > tires, for the winter. I suppose I should have been more
>> > specific and said stronger motor, rather than bigger motor. For
>> > the record there were TWO 2.3 engine with different HP, developed
>> > at different RPMs
>> >
>> >

>>
>> Yea, now that you mention it, they had halfshafts in the rear. I forgot

> about that.
>
>



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Old 06-14-2005, 00:04   #5 (permalink)
Louis M. Brown
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Re: '88 Tempo AWD

On Sat, 04 Jun 2005 16:05:47 GMT, "CJB"
<colonyparkwagon@excite.nospam> wrote:

>That would make sense considering the original post mentioned they were
>jumping something on the solenoid. It would need to be accessible.
>
>CJB
>
>"AdMan" <phildahlnospam@itctel.com> wrote in message
>news:gHjoe.12458$x96.11997@attbi_s72...
>> We have an '88 Tempo and the selenoid was on the fenderwell not the
>> starter.
>>
>>
>> "Tom Adkins" <newton5@remove.comcast.net> wrote in message
>> news:D5CdnVuM386BoQPfRVn-qw@comcast.com...
>>> IleneDover@mailcity.com wrote:
>>> > The trick was to remove the half shafts, like one removes snow
>>> > tires, for the winter. I suppose I should have been more
>>> > specific and said stronger motor, rather than bigger motor. For
>>> > the record there were TWO 2.3 engine with different HP, developed
>>> > at different RPMs
>>> >
>>> >
>>>
>>> Yea, now that you mention it, they had halfshafts in the rear. I forgot

>> about that.
>>
>>

>



Especially considering every Ford I've ever seen has had the frelling
starter relay mounted on fender wells, rather than the norm, AKA
"mount it on the starter motor, and wonder why folks get pissed,"


-LMB
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Old 06-14-2005, 00:05   #6 (permalink)
James Goforth
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More about '88 Tempo AWD

Ok, finally saw the car & here's the deal:

First of all, nobody will probably even want to mess with it, since
the first thing I noticed is that the steering column has been
changed(!)

Car starts but will die immediately unless the light-gauge wire is
removed from the starter relay mounted on inner fenderwell--then it
purrs like a kitten.
But when it's put into any gear, it dies instantly, just as though
you'd turned off the ignition switch.
While it's running, if you plug the wire back onto the solenoid
(relay), same deal: it's just like you turned off the switch.
Didn't really seem like a bad little car otherwise, for its age.

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