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> I was wondering if anyone might be able to point me in the right direction > here... my girlfriends 1993 Tempo (Auto trans/2.3L engine) seemingly has a > bad neutral safety switch. While before she was able to jiggle the shifter > to get it going, it is now beyond that point. Does anyone happen to know > whether the switch is mounted on the inside with the floor shift or if its > underneath on the transmission itself?
The switch is mounted on the top of transmission. The shift linkage goes through it, so you have to remove the linkage. Not hard, three fasteners. One for the linkage, two for the switch.
Easy to get to, just make sure you buy one before you try to get it replaced. It's a LOT easier to have an idea on how it's attached before you try removing it. It's right by the linkage kinda below the throttle body, on the driver's side lean over and look down in a hole where you see a bunch of linkages. My 1993 Tempo had the same problem. It took 5 min to replace and the switch was $15.
"john smith" <e...@Yahoo.com> wrote in message Hi there one last time,
Ok I found the switch and it is located as described above. It isn't in the most user friendly place to work on and despite having instructions on how to adjust it ( i will put them at the end) I decided that it would be too much work to try. Instead I decided to bypass the switch. It only took five minutes and barely required any cursing at all.
Unplug the connector on the neutral start switch.
2. There are 4 wires going to this connector. Cut the end two, strip them and connect them together with an alligator clip. If the car starts now those are the right two wires. It was the outside end two on mine, i think the red and white but not sure about the color.
3. Tape everything up and make sure the new loose wires are out of the way.
4. MAKE SURE YOU ARE IN PARK! OR NEUTRAL! BEFORE STARTING THE CAR FROM NOW ON! IT WILL START IN ANY GEAR NOW!
If you were able to disable the switch then you should be smart enough to operate your vehicle without this safety device but make sure you warn anyone who drives your car and be extra careful from now on. THAT SWITCH WAS THERE FOR A REASON, but if your car is as much of a wreck as mine i understand why you wouldn't want to replace anymore parts.
Incase anyone is interested here are the instructions from the book for adjusting and testing the switch.
To test the neutral start switch connect the probes of a continuity tester or ohmmeter to the outside two terminal blades there should be continuity between these blades in neutral or park.
To adjust the Neutral start switch, loosen the bolts, place the lever in Neutral position and insert a no. 43 (.089 inch) drill bit into the adjustment hole, then tighten the bolts.
I hope that helps someone.
Cheers Jay in Ottawa
That is a neutral safety switch is bad i replaced that last month on mine had the same problem
Take off the old one and put a new one back in that spot.
how do you reset a fuel pump switch on a 1993 ford tempo
Loose or corroded battery cables Weak battery Bad starter Bad neutral switch
their is a button on the switch, u press it to reset the switch
Switch is located below hose for mass air flow hose right side engine on bell housing. Remove air box cover, disconnect throttle linkage.Disconnect wiring harness, remove nut in center of switch and two screws on switch body lower part of switch. r\Remove switch and install in reverse.
Did you ever find the location of the pcv valve?
the reset switch should be in the trunk on the right side
there is a pin on the switch which must be depressed to remove the unit from the dash.
Possibly needs a new switch, that is what I have been told by my mechanic about my ford tempo locks.
If the ignition chime will not turn off on a 1994 Ford tempo the switch for the sound is jammed. The steering column with have to be removed to access the switch for the ignition chime.
On Fords, they are usually behind the passenger side kick panel. Sometimes called an inertia switch.
On my 88 Tempo, it's in the rear passenger side corner on the return line of the accumulator. (next to the low pressure switch)
In the trunk, drivers side behind the panel.
Nope, sorry bro
the rear passnger side corner of the oil pan
Below and to the left of the steering wheel, it is a pull out style knob.
the fuel inj switch is located inside the ecm "the cars computer"need to check with a noid light to see if injectoris pulsing.
what car model if tempo mounted on side distrubtor 1992 tempo. blown fuses no voltage from key switch etc.etc.etc chilton manual 8271 for more trouble shooting flow charts.
Should be in the trunk on the drivers side inner fender.
Tempo primo: first tempo. You changed tempo earlier, now go back to the original tempo
tempo was sentenced in 2002 for 24 years.he was a "drug dealer"bad boy!!!
There should be a silver button on the side of the switch (behind dash area) Depress this button, pull the knob competely out of the switch Unscrew bezel and switch should come out from behind the dash Ford suggest changing the connector also at this time
on the drivers side under the top radiator hose