A friend just bought a 1985 Tempo, standard trans, 4 cyl...
1. The electric cooling fan comes on when the car is started, even if the
car has been sitting for a few hours without running. The A/C is also turned
off. Is this normal?
2. When you try to start the car, the starter will not turn on and engage
unless the clutch pedal to push down right to the floor. If you try to start
the car without the clutch engaged and with the shifter sitting in neutral,
the starter will not power-up. Is this normal for this vintage of Tempo? Is
there some safety feature that prevents the car from starting unless the
clutch is engaged?
thanks for your responses