Fuel problem

Asked by Oct 31, 2010 at 11:19 AM about the 1987 Ford Tempo

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I changed the fuel filter and checked all the fuel lines. the will start but when i put the car in gear and step on the gas paddle it seems like the engine is not getting gas. has anyone had this problem. HELP

3 Answers

45

check fuel injectors/carb because it could need to be cleaned or overhaulled

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

replace the throttle position sensor.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
35

tps, low fuel pressure, cas sittin for a long time? rust in the tank will lead to rust build up in the lines. run good fuel treatment such as "Seafom" bout ten bucks a can n u jst need one but only add with a full tank of gas cuz if u add it to 1/4 tank or 1/2 tank mitxture is too potent n could eat away diaphrams on ur fuel injectors. fyi. DO NOT MIX FUEL TREATMENTS.

Your Answer

Tempo

Looking for a Used Tempo in your area?

CarGurus has 10 nationwide Tempo listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Ford Tempo Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    200
  • #2
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    190
  • #3
    Reelin68
    Reputation
    170
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Escort
306 listings starting at $495
Used Ford F-150
2,560 Great Deals out of 198,641 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Thunderbird
18 Great Deals out of 1,063 listings starting at $5,000

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.