RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

Q: Rear Axle on 1995 Plymouth Acclaim

Rookie cbe0621eac06868b3efe0d8d1d3611e23c60d3114864ea2ec19a68cfbd3eebab
About to buy a '95 Plymouth Acclaim, but owner says the rear axle needs to be replaced. Says it only makes a noise and does not interfere with handling. Wondering how much of a problem this is, should it be replaced right away or can it wait, how much should it run me in Tallahassee,FL?
No car image 94a1663db56199c5353592009e34aaa51078a2469bed068bb8d6f0ba43accf97
Get a Repair Estimate
Guaranteed by certified locations nationwide. Learn more
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 1,700 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more
Your Acclaim's Rear axle beam will make a creaking sound if the torsion bar welded inside is cracked.or bent. It is not a safety issue as much as it may be annoying, especially when going up driveways, speed bumps etc. The approx cost of the axle assembly is about $300.00 plus 3 hours labor to replace. Here is a link to your local repair facilities.
Thank you so much for your response! We ended up getting this Acclaim and feel good about the buy. The only problem it has is this noise, that's more like a clanging sound than creaking. It's a clamoring that only happens, as you say, when going over bumps in the road. Had a mechanic look underneath, but he said everything looks tight, nothing loose. I will check with a local repair shop that was on the link you sent. Let me know if you have any other thoughts on this. Thank you so much!
Didn't find what you were looking for?