TSB List for the 1992 Ford Tempo

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 1992 Tempo are official communications between Ford & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE (EGR VALVE)
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:CARBURETOR SYSTEM
  • POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:PARK/NEUTRAL START INTERLOCK SWITCH
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:HORN
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
  • VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
  • VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR
  • VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:HEATER CORE
  • VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:FAN/MOTOR
  • STRUCTURE:BODY:BUMPERS
  • VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
  • TIRES
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
  • EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:WRECKER AND WHEEL LIFT DEVICES
  • EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER
  • UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC

    • TSB #985A13

      Date Announced:
      MAR 18, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601012

      THE USE OF PETROLEUM-BASED GREASE AS A LUBRICANT IN SERVICING DISC BRAKES IS NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #9562

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 1995
      NHTSA ID:
      #39900

      ROUGHNESS CONCERN DURING BRAKE APPLICATION. *TW Read More »

    • TSB #9562

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 1995
      NHTSA ID:
      #3012200

      UNKNOWN Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP

    • TSB #95212

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 1995
      NHTSA ID:
      #46478

      THE USE OF PETROLEUM-BASED GREASE AS A LUBRICANT IN SERVICING DISC BRAKES IS NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE BECAUSE IT MAY BE INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE RUBBER MATERIAL USED IN THE DISC BRAKE SYSTEM. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #01124

      Date Announced:
      JUN 25, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #622665

      ON SOME VEHICLES, ENGINE OIL MAY CONTINUE TO LEAK FROM THE ENGINE OIL PAN GASKET AREA AFTER AN ENGINE OIL PAN GASKET REPAIR HAS BEEN PERFORMED. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #9874

      Date Announced:
      APR 13, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601343

      A NEW SILICONE GASKET AND SEALANT. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #97610

      Date Announced:
      MAR 17, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51990

      BLOWER MOTOR- "CHIRPING" OR "SQUEAKING" FROM BLOWER MOTOR AT LOW SPEEDS. *JD Read More »

    • TSB #BC3143970220

      Date Announced:
      FEB 20, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51735

      REAR ENGINE MOUNT CONCERNS. *TW Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

    • TSB #99183

      Date Announced:
      SEP 06, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #6090051

      SERVICE TIP INFORMATION ON REVISED OIL PAN GASKET REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #99816

      Date Announced:
      MAY 03, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #606420

      FORD MOTOR COMPANY NOW RECOMMENDS SAE 5W-30 VISCOSITY GRADE FOR SERVICING ANY FORD GASOLINE-POWERED VEHICLE REGARDLESS OF MODEL YEAR. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #9582

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 1995
      NHTSA ID:
      #41025

      A REVISED SERVICE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR IS NOW AVAILABLE. *TW Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #95153

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 1995
      NHTSA ID:
      #45934

      TEMPERATURE GAUGE - FLUCTUATING AND /OR INACCURATE HIGH READINGS. *SD Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

    • TSB #97S66

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51571

      RECALL 97S66 - ADVANCE ANNOUNCEMENT - THE ENGINE COOLING FAN COULD STALL DUE TO ACCUMULATION OF ICE, SNOW AND SLUSH WHEN THE CAR IS OPERATED UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS OF HIGH WIND, HEAVY BLOWING SNOW AND LOW TEMPERATURES - IF THE FAN MOTOR ... Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

    • TSB #9864

      Date Announced:
      MAR 30, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601312

      INFORMATION ON A BUZZING OR RATTLE NOISE FROM THE EXHAUST SYSTEM. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #BC1018297230

      Date Announced:
      JAN 23, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51538

      GHIA PFE SENSORS REQUIRING REPLACEMENTS SHOULD NOW BE SERVICED WITH A WIDE MOUTH SENSOR. *JD Read More »

    • TSB #BC3501972301

      Date Announced:
      JAN 23, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51489

      PFE SENSORS REQUIRING REPLACEMENT SHOULD NOW BE SERVICED WITH A WIDE MOUTH SENSOR. *JD Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

    • TSB #982310

      Date Announced:
      NOV 23, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #603724

      MASS AIR FLOW (MAF)- SENSOR CONTAMINATION- SERVICE TIP. *AK Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE (EGR VALVE)

    • TSB #ONP95B77

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 1995
      NHTSA ID:
      #46460

      CERTAIN 1989 MODEL TEMPO & TOPAZ CARS EQUIPPED W/ 2.3L HSC ENGINES BUILT FROM 5/31/89 AT KANSAS CITY & 6/22/89 AT OAKVILLE THROUGH THE END OF THE 1989 MODEL YEAR AND ALL 1990 THROUGH 1994 TEMPO & TOPAZ CARS EQUIPPED WITH 2. Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

    • TSB #99129

      Date Announced:
      JUN 14, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #606451

      INFORMATION ON "WHINING" / "BUZZING" NOISE COMING THROUGH ENTERTAINMENT OR TWO-WAY RADIO SPEAKER CAUSED BY THE FUEL PUMP. *TT Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:CARBURETOR SYSTEM

    • TSB #96225

      Date Announced:
      OCT 21, 1996
      NHTSA ID:
      #50944

      MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR - REPLACEMENT AS AN ASSEMBLY - SERVICE TIP. *TW Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #BC0678961025

      Date Announced:
      OCT 25, 1996
      NHTSA ID:
      #50356

      INFORMATION ON AODE/4R7W TRANSMISSION MAIN CONTROL & CASE REPLACEMENT. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #BC0701961022

      Date Announced:
      OCT 22, 1996
      NHTSA ID:
      #50371

      FOR CONTINUED IRREGULAR IDLE CONCERN AFTER OASIS & TSB PROCEDURES HAVE BEEN PERFORMED, THE PCM SHOULD BE REPLACED. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #0015

      Date Announced:
      JAN 10, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #612203

      INFORMATION REGARDING THE NEW TRANSMISSION COOLER FLUSHER- SERVICE TIP. *MJS Read More »

    • TSB #99152

      Date Announced:
      JUL 26, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #608431

      INFORMATION ON THE NEW FLUSH AND FILL TOOL AVAILABLE THROUGH ROTUNDA. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #9888

      Date Announced:
      APR 27, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601238

      INFORMATION ON A NEW TRANSMISSION FLUID USAGE CHART. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #97511

      Date Announced:
      MAR 03, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51945

      FLUID- TRANSMISSION FLUID USAGE CHARTS. *JD Read More »

    • TSB #9515

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 1995
      NHTSA ID:
      #39128

      DELAYED AND/OR INTERMITTENT NO UPSHIFT OF 1-2 GEAR. *TW Read More »

    • TSB #BC8774941201

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 1994
      NHTSA ID:
      #37800

      NEW REVISED CLUTCH SEALS TO CORRECT A NO REVERSE IN EXTREME COLD WEATHER CONDITIONS. *TW Read More »

    • TSB #94248

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 1994
      NHTSA ID:
      #37760

      VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT THE LACK OF REVERSE IN EXTREME COLD CONDITIONS. *TW Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER

    • TSB #962612

      Date Announced:
      DEC 16, 1996
      NHTSA ID:
      #50997

      TRANSAXLE - TORQUE CONVERTER REPLACEMENT GUIDELINES AND TORQUE CONVERTER/TRANSAXLE COOLING SYSTEM CLEANING PROCEDURES - SERVICE TIP. *TW Read More »

    • TSB #96249

      Date Announced:
      NOV 18, 1996
      NHTSA ID:
      #50908

      TORQUE CONVERTER - LEAK TEST PROCEDURE - SERVICE TIP. *TW Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:PARK/NEUTRAL START INTERLOCK SWITCH

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #98246

      Date Announced:
      DEC 07, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #604059

      FORD MOTOR COMPANY HAS RELEASED A NEW ELECTRICAL GREASE ( F8AZ - 19G208-AA ) TO REDUCE THE POSSIBILITY OF MOISTURE CORROSION AT THE TERMINALS. *YC Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:HORN

    • TSB #9736

      Date Announced:
      FEB 03, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51663

      HORN- INOPERATIVE- VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITHOUT SPEED CONTROL AND AIR BAGS. *JD Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #97111097234

      Date Announced:
      NOV 10, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #53660

      VEHICLES EXHIBITING A "SQUEAKING" OR "CHIRPING" FROM THE BLOWER MOTOR AT LOW BLOWER MOTOR SPEEDS. *YC Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

    • TSB #99222

      Date Announced:
      OCT 18, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #6089681

      SUBJECT ON A WIRE HARNESS TERMINAL REPAIR KIT AVAILABLE FOR REPAIRING ELECTRICAL WIRING HARNESSES. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #96246

      Date Announced:
      NOV 18, 1996
      NHTSA ID:
      #50905

      WIRING - ELECTRICAL DIODE IDENTIFICATION AND SERVICE REPLACEMENTS. *TW Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS

    • TSB #99139

      Date Announced:
      JUN 28, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #606508

      CONDITIONS WITH THE BRAKE LAMPS INADVERTENTLY DISABLING THE BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK. *TT Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

    • TSB #02176

      Date Announced:
      SEP 02, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008580

      LAMP-BRAKE-INVADVERTENT DISABLING OF BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK. *MJ Read More »

    VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

    • TSB #96221

      Date Announced:
      OCT 21, 1996
      NHTSA ID:
      #50940

      WINDSHIELD AND INTERIOR GLASS - FOG/FILM. *TW Read More »

    VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR

    • TSB #9582

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 1995
      NHTSA ID:
      #41025

      A REVISED SERVICE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR IS NOW AVAILABLE. *TW Read More »

    • TSB #9546

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 1995
      NHTSA ID:
      #39717

      WIPER MOTOR REPLACEMENT - UPGRADED SERVICE KITS. *TW Read More »

    • TSB #9546

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 1995
      NHTSA ID:
      #39237

      REVISED WIPER MOTOR. *TW Read More »

    VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:HEATER CORE

    • TSB #01156

      Date Announced:
      AUG 06, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #623944

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT HEATER CORE LEAKS. *SLC Read More »

    VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:FAN/MOTOR

    STRUCTURE:BODY:BUMPERS

    • TSB #9832

      Date Announced:
      FEB 16, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600586

      FRONT AND REAR BUMPERS MADE OF XENOY PLASTIC HAVE HAD THE CONDUCTIVE PRIMER REMOVED FROM SERVICE PARTS. *YC Read More »

    VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

    • TSB #BC0391941201

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 1994
      NHTSA ID:
      #37772

      THE TV PLUNGER VALVE POSITION MAY BE INCORRECT CAUSING VEHICLES TO HAVE AN INTERMITTENT NO 1-2 UPSHIFT PROBLEM OR COLD/HARD ACCELERATOR PEDAL EFFORT. *TW Read More »

    TIRES

    • TSB #9852

      Date Announced:
      APR 13, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601290

      INFORMATION ON TIRE COMPANY TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE. *YC Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

    • TSB #99129

      Date Announced:
      JUN 14, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #606460

      EXPERIENCING A WHINE / BUZZ TYPE NOISE IN THE SPEAKERS OF THE ENTERTAINMENT RADIO OR TWO-WAY RADIO ON VEHICLES WITH AN IN-TANK ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #9873

      Date Announced:
      APR 13, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601341

      EXPERIENCING A WHINING / BUZZING NOISE IN THE SPEAKERS OF THE ENTERTAINMENT RADIO OR TWO-WAY RADIO. *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:WRECKER AND WHEEL LIFT DEVICES

    • TSB #985A12

      Date Announced:
      MAR 18, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601010

      RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES FOR TOWING BEHIND RECREATIONAL VEHICLES. *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

    • TSB #99196

      Date Announced:
      SEP 20, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #6090087

      INFORMATION ON IDENTIFYING NON-APPROVED / ALTERNATE REFRIGERANTS WHICH COULD CAUSE SAFETY, AND PERFORMANCE CONCERNS IF INSTALLED IN FORD A/C SYSTEMS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #9848

      Date Announced:
      MAR 02, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601269

      ANNOUNCING THE FORD OEM AIR CONDITIONING RETROFIT KIT AVAILABILITY. *YC Read More »

    UNKNOWN OR OTHER

    • TSB #01157

      Date Announced:
      AUG 06, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #623988

      INFORMATION REGARDING TRANSMISSION FLUID USAGE CHARTS. *SLC Read More »

    • TSB #9815

      Date Announced:
      JAN 19, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #605564

      ISSUES CONCERNING THE MALFUNCTION OF THE INDICATOR LAMP. Read More »

    • TSB #9768

      Date Announced:
      MAR 17, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51987

      FUEL ECONOMY- CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS VERSUS VEHICLE USAGE. *JD Read More »

    • TSB #BC3371972301

      Date Announced:
      JAN 23, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51451

      FIELD INSPECTION OF FEAD BELTS INDICATE THAT TECHNICHIANS ARE REPLACING BELTS UNNECESSARILY. *JD Read More »

    • TSB #BC1022197230

      Date Announced:
      JAN 23, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51584

      FEAD BELTS INDICATE THAT TECHNICIANS ARE REPLACING BELTS UNNECESSARILY. *JD Read More »

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