3rd May 2012, 09:27

Hi there, I'm about to buy a Ford TX5 A/T... Did you manage to fix your problem? How is the car's performance and fuel use? The car has 203000 on the clock, is it a right buy? 0761147775

6th Jul 2012, 08:38

I have a 93 2.5 ltr V6 AX TX5 Ghia. I've had it for around 8 months now, and so far it's been a fairly reliable car.

I've had to change the top radiator hose and the oil sender unit.

I currently have a problem, where I have quite a bit of coolant running out of the front of the motor, does anybody have any suggestion? I have been told it could be my head gasket or possibly a Welch plug??? :/

31st Jul 2012, 07:26

Can you tell me where to get the aftermarket modules man? I've got the same rev cut and ticking before it starts problem. I have changed most other things, so that has to be it. Would be much appreciated if you could let me know.

2nd Jan 2013, 22:24

Hey, I have a Ford Telstar 1994 station wagon. We had a slight leak into the spark plugs from the gasket. We have replaced the gasket, spark plugs, leads, rotor and distributor, but we still haven't had any luck. Can someone please give me an idea on what my next steps are to get it going, and possibly an order in which the leads are supposed to go into the distributor? Thanks.

31st Jan 2013, 04:44

Hi all.

Bought a Telstar TX5 Ghia 1986. Had it for 20 years now.

Overall, have found the vehicle to be reliable and fuel efficient.

Has traveled Australia, and have done many km and replaced many parts, due to the fact it is a machine and things generally need replacing at some point in time.

I am wondering, why not a new model for the turn of the century?

31st Jan 2013, 18:53

There is one - the spiritual successor to that car is currently the Mazda6. The Telstar was the Australasian equivalent of the Ford Sierra and Mk1 Mondeo sold in Europe, and was essentially a Mazda 626/Capella rebadged.

7th Feb 2013, 21:55

Hi, I have a 1992 Ford TX5 that will not start, battery fully charged and engine turning over. I am getting a good strong spark from the spark plugs, but they are very dry. I think the fuel pump has gone. Does anyone know where the fuel pump is?

10th Feb 2013, 18:28

It is in the fuel tank, which is in the boot or under the back seat.

28th Feb 2013, 21:31

The fuel pump will only run when it gets a signal from the air flow sensor, which is between the air filter and the inlet manifold.

You can check if the fuel pump is OK by putting a short jumper lead across the yellow plastic connector that is in the cable loom near the top of the left hand strut tower. With the ignition on, you should be able to hear the pump running by listening at the fuel filler pipe with the cap off.

If the pump then works, check the multi-pin connector on the side of the air flow sensor.

23rd Jun 2013, 02:42

Hi. I also have the same problem with my Telstar 2L. When it goes in high revs, it loses its power. They said it could be the fuel pump. Can someone help?

27th Jun 2013, 09:30

Hi. I drive a TX5 1993 model, 2.5 V6 24 valve. Only problem I have is the speedo isn't working. Where do you find the speedo gear and the electrical wires on the gearbox? I've googled it, looked all around it, and I can't find it.

Johan Classen

13th Aug 2013, 09:25

My boring old Corolla has never cut out on me, and has never cost me any money except basic maintenance, but hey it's only 386,000 Km old. Maybe I can look forward to engine problems in the future? But the darn thing has never given me an ounce of grief yet.

14th Aug 2013, 14:25

But does your Corolla have a 2.5 V6 with 24 valves and the extra mechanical and electronic components needed for it? There's a reason why it's boring.

18th Aug 2013, 04:14

Had the same problem re: losing power at high revs with a '93 auto Telstar V6 Ghia. A Ford specialist said it's a known problem with Telstars, and it needs a coil replaced/rebuilt - no problems since.

8th Jan 2014, 02:34

I can buy a 92 TX5 4 cylinder auto for near nothing, but it has a transmission problem. It will only move in 1st or reverse. In the other gears it tries to engage when you back right off. Any ideas? The rest of the car is great.

15th Jan 2014, 02:55

Hey there.

I bought a 1995 Telstar TX5 2.5L a few months ago, and it was working fine until the torque converter went :(

Fixed it for 600, then the radiator went and overheated the engine.

I replaced the radiator, but now it won't accelerate. It will idle, but when I put my foot down, it damn near stalls (it's an automatic).

Any ideas?

20th Jan 2014, 04:15

Hi. I also have this problem with my 92 V6. The trans will go into hold and shutter between gears when on the highway. I can turn the OD off and it seems to be fine, but that's not an ideal fix.

Also have a problem with it cutting out, like losing fuel or spark. Leave it for 1/2 an hour and it starts fine.

Mechanics can't find anything wrong... New alternator, distributor, coil... 4 tows to a mechanic and it starts fine when they look at it. Any suggestions?

7th May 2014, 16:59

I've got a similar problem with my Ford Telstar. It appears to be a wiring problem that goes to the coil.

14th May 2014, 18:28

I have 1993 TX5 Ghia AX. The ignition module is most likely the culprit, but I got my mechanic to replace the whole distributor with an aftermarket one... total $420 including labour, GST (Sydney). It's a known weakness in this model, but if you keep your eye on it and get a good replacement, it'll be fine.

28th May 2014, 00:53

I reckon the transmission has a problem. The best way is to bring your car to a mechanic's shop, and do a full scan of the transmission system, to see there is any fault code or not.

21st Aug 2014, 01:59


I have a 1993 Ford Telstar, I have changed the battery, but the car will not start. Nothing in the car turns on except for the lights.

What could be the problem?

11th Jan 2016, 17:08

Where is the fuel pump located??

23rd Jan 2016, 08:36

It's under the back seat in the tank if it's a 93 model 2.5 V6.

23rd Jan 2016, 08:38

Check your fuse relay on the left front side.

14th Aug 2016, 23:35

My 1997 model Ford Telstar V6 auto 24 valve swings when I put the gear in Parking(P) or in Neutral(N) when I turn the ignition on. I have tried to ask around from mechanics; some say it's the fuel pump which is weak. Some say it's the wiring from the starter to the ignition. Some say it's the computer box, which I fixed it and tested it on another car and it's fine. What could be the problem preventing it from starting as the fuel does come to the engine when the ignition is turned on?

Based in Cape Town South Africa. 0740775933

2nd Sep 2016, 19:15

I also have the same problem with my TX5 V6 1995 model. I have bought another distributor, but I still cannot get the car going. Somebody please help.

22nd Sep 2016, 18:54

Check for spark. My Ford did the same thing; it was a coil on the way out.

29th Dec 2016, 20:55

Hi, good day everyone.

I have a Telstar 1993 2.5 V6 with 1 million plus on the clock. The car runs strong, but I have phoned Ford and it is 2000 rand in South Africa, and one other thing, does anyone know why white smoke comes out of exhaust when started and stopped when driven?

Thank you. Wish you a Fordfully day.

21st Feb 2018, 13:26

What is your number? I want to speak about why my TX5 will not start.