1991 Ford Tempo 91 Tempo just caused a wonder

Tiny
YOUARC
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  • 1991 FORD TEMPO
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 167,000 MILES
My car has always done well, but this morning when I turned the corner to pull into the parking lot, the whole engine just died. There was no shaking or sputtering at all. The steering got tight (to be expected), but I was able to cruise into a spot. I put the car in park and was able to instantly start it up just fine and rev the engine. We recently replaced the alternator, and I know the battery is good. We also replaced our distributor and starter recently too. I'm not entirely sure what is wrong.
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Thursday, September 9th, 2010 AT 8:10 AM

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Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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Hi there,

I would just be checking for any unresolved fault codes in the ECU, do a diagnostic scan to check fore these, maybe just a hiccup, let me know if there are any codes for further assistance.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Thursday, September 9th, 2010 AT 8:19 AM
Tiny
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These cars are notorious for bad coil wire (to distributor cap). They act up like sudden stalls? You weren't low on gas were ya, that might cause hiccup in fuel supply when turning corner.
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Saturday, September 11th, 2010 AT 7:14 PM

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