The heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) system may change to defrost mode under heavy engine load conditions when low engine vacuum is produced. This can often be corrected by installing an additional vacuum check valve with reservoir to help stabilize the vacuum supply to the HVAC system.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1994 Plymouth Acclaim
1994 Plymouth Acclaim
1994 Plymouth Acclaim Problems
On 4cylinder engines, engine oil leaks are common from the valve cover gasket, cam plug, and cylinder head gasket.
A hesitation on acceleration may be caused by carbon build up on the EGR valve back pressure tube. Cleaning the tube will generally restore proper EGR system operation, eliminating the associated hesitation.
Various driveability concerns can be caused by deposits on the back of the intake valves. Fuel injector cleaner has shown reasonable results cleaning light deposits.
A squeak type noise may be noted from the front of the vehicle while turning. This is commonly caused by a faulty upper strut bearing. Replacing the failed strut bearing will generally correct this type of concern.
1994 Plymouth Acclaim Questions and Answers
where is the speed control vacuum or vent solenoid located?
windshield wipers not working. Fuse is good. Motor works when hooked directly to the battery but not when put back in. Is there something I can do to fix this problem
what is the best way to replace worn gas lines going too and from the gas filter on a 1994 plymount acclaim??
engine light on, tested and reads coden 39 but book doesn't give a code 39. please help. car is stumbling on acceleration. just did tune-up and passed smog test with flying colors.
1994 Plymouth Acclaim Reviews
I bought this car with 30,000 miles on it. Ran fine until the Head gasket blew. Replaced and ran fine until the timing belt broke at 135,000. Replaced and ran fine until 244,000 and the water pump locked up and broke the belt. It never used a quart of oil between changes and always got 20+ mpg. Well, my problems started when I had a well rate shop replace the pump and belt. The mechanic showed me a little oil from the head gasket, and some minor drips from the cam shaft gaskets. I resisted his efforts to add $1500 to the repairs, as $700 was all I wanted to put in it. He told me it would use oil, but the engine never did. I got it back, and went about 25 miles, and got an oil light. I thought he might have not put enoigh in the engine. Adding 4 quarts brought the dipstick up, and I started home. Before I got there, the oil light again, so I added a couple of quarts, and went back to the shop. I was told the he informed me "that it would use oil." I looked under the car, and could see a 1/8" stream of oil coming out. I would like to know which bolt he put in the wrong place, or which one he left out! I had to junk the car for $200, and buy a 1995 Acclaim. I had to put a new water pump in it, and changed the belt, too. It still has the first quart of oil used. Yes I am ticked, but it won't do me any good. Caveat Emptor! He won't get any more work from me or anyone who will listen.
i bought this car because it had mileage of 20071 for a 1994. even though the paint was faded and very minor rust, i bought it anyway because of the low mileage off craigslist. right when i bought it the radiator was spraying coolant so changed that right away. changed thermostat. overall though the engine is strong for a 4 cylinder fuel injection and i don't have problems with it. its a gas efficient car and its nice to find one like i did with a clean interior. keep the interior out of the sun with the sun shade if you care to take care of it. hopefully nothing else goes bad on the car.