assuming spark is a nice bluish 'snap'... and assuming you hear the fuel
pump run a second or so..when you turn key to 'on' (it's Fuel
injection,right?) then hold accel to floor and try cranking , then pump the
accel while cranking.
Sorry, but past that point, I'm afraid there's little a novice can do to
Assuming that it's lack of fuel pressure, there is one thing a novice can
easily do: reset the inertia switch. It's a safety device, intended to
prevent a fire in case of an accident. It disconnects the fuel pump when it
senses a shock to the vehicle. False trippings are fairly common, especially
if you bumped into a curb or something like that when last parking the car.
No tools needed and you can't damage anything by pushing that button. Wish I
knew where that switch is in a Tempo, but the driver's manual should tell.
it should be in the trunk drivers side on support bracket behind liner
near strut tower.86 should be single port throttle body.remove pleated
air duct revealing opening and shine light to observe if fuel is
spraying downword on throttle plate when cranking.if not fuel pump is
probably shot.(brushes worn out).
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