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Ford has a recall on what is called TFI Thick Film Ignition your symptoms sounds alot like this as I just recently experienced this myself have this replaced and see if it helps the part should be 30-60 dollars good luck

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Q: Why would a 1989 Ford Tempo FWD sputter when idling more than a minute or speeding up and almost die when stopping?
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