1990 ford tempo

ford
tempo

#1

My 1990 tempo started to wander all over the road, when i let up on the gas pedal fast the car pulls to the left.


#2

Sounds like your front end is falling apart…have a front-end shop check it out before you kill yourself or someone else…


#3

My complements on keeping a Ford Tempo active for this long. I’d check the front wheels first, by switching them, unless of course the tires are badly worn initially. A check of the tread wear may reveal a problem. Torque steer may be “hiding” the problem til you let up on the gas. Obviously, the recommended front end alignment and worn suspension components are all suspect in a car this old. But I’d check the wheels first especially if it started happening suddenly. Whatever it is, as “Caddy” says, it needs to be fixed now.


#4

thanks for the help. I bought the car last year only 68000 miles on the car.
the tires look ok I will switch the wheels first
Thnks


#5

will do thanks


#6

Have the front end alignment checked every two years from now on. Some tempos can wear out tie rod ends fast.


#7

Regardless of how few miles are on the car, it may not be a wear problem alone, but a rust/wear problem. For example,a simple stop bolt or a toe adjustment may have lost it’s threads or part fallen out; that could cause it to wander as well as a multitude of other rust weakened components. So it’s not miles alone on a 20 year old car that was “designed” with parts that could fail in ten just sitting w/o being driven.
Also, as you safely remove a wheel while car is on a “stand”, not a jack alone, check the the play in suspension components. That may scare you into having it towed to a garage instead of driving.