Yeah my 1991 Ford Tempo does the same thing it starts and idles no problem but if i stop at a gas station and leave it running and come back out to the car i put it in reverse or drive it dies every once in a while
The starter on a 1992 Ford Tempo is at the bottom of the engine block, slightly to the passenger side. There is about eight inches of room between the starter and the radiator. Look for a black body with a silver top.
I can easily get my 1990 Ford Tempo GL up to 80-85 mph (128-136 km/h) on a test track, but my engine is knocking. With a brand new engine, I would say around 90-95mph. Do make sure to obey local speed limits, if any.
For a 1990 Ford Tempo 2.3 litre four cylinder engine : If the 8th " character " of the VIN is an " X " ( 98 horsepower ) If the 8th " character " of the VIN is an " S " ( 100 horsepower ) According to my Chilton's Auto Repair Manual