1988 Ford TEMPO Electrical System Alternator, Generator, Regulator problems & defects.

1988 Ford TEMPO Electrical System Alternator, Generator, Regulator problems & defects.
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If you are driving a 1988 Ford TEMPO, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Electrical System Alternator, Generator, Regulator problems and defects. Total reports: 13.

Alternator Caught Fire While Driving (original Equipment). Tt

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FAPP36X0JB. FORD TEMPO 1988 problem was reported in FAYETTEVILLE, NC. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 28, 1995

Alternator Failure Keeps Burning Out Voltage Regulator 4 Times. Tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAPP3953JK. FORD TEMPO 1988 problem was reported in BUCKHANNON, WV. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 15, 1995

Alternator In Vehicle Has Failed Five Times, Last Time It Failed It Caused An Engine Compartment Fire. Tt

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAPP39S5JK. FORD TEMPO 1988 problem was reported in ROCHESTER, MN. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Oct 03, 1995

Alternator Replaced. *sd

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAPP36X4JK. FORD TEMPO 1988 problem was reported in NO. REDING, FL. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dec 01, 1993

On Three Occasions The Alternator Has Burn Out.*ak Power Connector On The Alternator Melted And The Whole Alternator And Connector Had To Be Replaced, Consumer Has Been Told This Only Affects The 65 Amp Alternator Made In Japan.*jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FAPP36X7JB. FORD TEMPO 1988 problem was reported in EAST MEADOW, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 02, 1996

electrical Short In The Alternator Cable, Causing The Cable To Short Out, Replaced The Alternator Three Times.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTAPP36XXJ. FORD TEMPO 1988 problem was reported in PEABOBY, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 29, 1996

Replaced Alternator Four Times, Also Replaced Wiring Harness. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FACP36X7JK. FORD TEMPO 1988 problem was reported in HIGHLAND PARK, NJ. Vehicle was purchased on 19910601. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD TEMPO 1988 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

#pe 96-026, While Driving A Fire Broke Out In The Alternator . *ak Consumer States The Fire Started At The Alternator Connector, Shooting Flames, The Results Were Engine Compartment Plastic Catching Fire And Spitting Burning Plastic Onto Fuel Lines Which In Turn Punctured And Sprayed Fuel Over Engine Compartment. *slc

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FAPP31Z3JB. FORD TEMPO 1988 problem was reported in FORT WORTH, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 19940812. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD TEMPO 1988 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD TEMPO 1988 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

July 01, 1996

The Wiring Harness Connected To The Alnernator Overheats And Sometimes Smoke Is Evident. This Is A Mitsibishi Alternator, ford Doesn’t Recognize Problem . *ak After Market Manufacturer Warned Of Fire Hazard And Supplied A New Connector With Replacement Alternator- Connector It Melts Even Though Alternator Is Functioning, Even 8 Wiring Insulation Becomes Brittle Or Melts From Heat, On One Occasion Repair Shop Discovered Extensively Smoking Connector On The Verge Of Flames While Working On Unrelated Job, Mechanic Stated This Is A Common Problem, Local ford Dealer Denied Any Type Of Problems Or Complaints.*jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAPP36X1JK. FORD TEMPO 1988 problem was reported in WINTER PARK, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD TEMPO 1988 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

June 01, 1996

Alternator Harness Caused Alternator To Burn Out. *ak

FORD TEMPO 1988 problem was reported in PALIOSADES, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Alternator Terminal And Wiring Harness Failed.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):IFAPP36X6JK. FORD TEMPO 1988 problem was reported in SAN DIEGO, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 19890801. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD TEMPO 1988 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 34 mph.

May 10, 1998

Alternators Have Melted And Failed On Several Occasions.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAPP37X3JK. FORD TEMPO 1988 problem was reported in KENT, WA. Vehicle was purchased on 19930423. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD TEMPO 1988 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Dec 01, 1996

A Faulty Alternator Caused A Fire In The Vehicle. The Alternator Had Been Replaced 3 Times Due To Overheating With A Re-manufactured Alternator. *ak *ml

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAPP37X8JK. FORD TEMPO 1988 problem was reported in SCRANTON, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD TEMPO 1988 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD TEMPO 1988 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Dec 11, 1998

1 Response

  1. Shannon L Sadlak October 1, 2018 / 3:04 am

    1998 ford tempo 3rd time replacing alternator . Still having same issue voltage problems also replaces battery . Checked voltage in the wiring .

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