the thick cable goes to the battery positive terminal . one thin wire goes to ignition switch
I'd check two things: I don't remember what year Ford changed over, but if yours still has the starter solenoid on the fender, make sure you haven't crossed the small wires. If the solenoid is on the starter, are you certain that you've wired the starter right? There are a couple small wires that connect to the starter,if you connect them wrong it could the cause problems you describe. If you're CERTAIN that the starter and/or solenoid are connected properly, start looking seriously at the ignition switch.
If it is the solenoid just take a small jumper wire and jump out the two small terminals on the front of the solenoid and the starter should try to start the engine. If nothing happens then it is bad. Or you could take a volt meter and go from ground to the starter side of the solenoid and get some one to take the key and try to start it ,if you get 12volts and the starter doesn't try to engage then your starter is bad ,if you don't get 12volts then your solenoid is bad.
The Starter relay for Acclaims are located right on the starter, its what the wires that go to the starter hooks to.
Trace or follow the large wire/cables from the battery. One has to go to the starter or to a realy that then goes to the starter feed post.
my 89 ford tempo goes 85
Starter is located at the front center of the engine under the oil filter behind the front bumper (where the front license plate would go).
It would be a good idea to pick up a Ford Tempo owners guide or repair manual to find the location. Not only that, but if there are future problems you'll be able to fix them considering the repair is not major. I know Ford Tempo thermostats go for about $15 bucks. http://www.93Tempo.Citymax.com
Your starter solenoid is sticking. Replace the starter solenoid and you should be good to go.
Go to: http://www.the12volt.com/installbay/stereodetail/929.html This site is correct, I used it in my '92 Tempo GL.
you have to go to the car fix to remove it
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.
Go to: http://www.the12volt.com/installbay/stereodetail/932.html
Did you change the the relay? Look at the battery, follow the positive cable, goes to the starter relay, Is this clicking? Under $ 20.00, easy to change. Or just make sure you have good contact.
Go to: http://www.the12volt.com/installbay/stereodetail/928.html I used this site for my '92 Tempo GL, everything is correct.
no, the 89-92 engine/transmissions are different from the 93-97 ford probe.
Firing order 1-3-4-2