Question about 1994 Plymouth Acclaim

1 Answer

Engine Clugs and Sputter while driving up a hill

The engine trouble light comes on after 10min of running. Will chug & sputter when climbing up hills as if very little gas was getting to the pistons. (This happens around a half hour of constant driving) I put the pedal to the floor when the chugging and sputtering is happening its seems to stop. But once i let off on the gas pedal the sputtering will start again. Then it will stop sputtering once the car is on level ground.

Don from Kamloops

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 427 Answers

Check the fuel filter to see if it is plugged.
Remove the fuel filter, and blow air through it in the normal direction of fuel flow. You should be able to blow through it very easily. If it feels restricted, try blowing through it the opposite way, and if there is a lot of dirt coming out, you have found a common cause of this problem. Hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 09, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya

6ya staff

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE:

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Engine light on and chugs going up hill no more than 20 mph


possible plugged catalytic converter ! Have exhaust back pressure tested ! Have fuel pressure test done as well an have DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes check !

Jan 10, 2016 | 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser

2 Answers

1998 gmc sierra 1500 5.0L


white smoke is a blown head gasket [white smoke burning anitfreeze]

Jun 24, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Mercury Mountaineer sputters and backfires when climbing a hill


EGR Valve!
Do you have a MIL Light on? If so,what codes do you get?
Also,maybe a bad ignition coil

May 24, 2010 | 1997 Mercury Mountaineer

1 Answer

Check engine light reading egr


Could be a hundred things with limited info sorry!!!!

Apr 22, 2010 | 2000 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

Power fadded over a few days now its dead. Fuel Pump?


It's quite possible to ruin a fuel pump by letting it run dry, especially if it already has years of use. When you first turn on the key, leave the door open and see if you can hear a high pitched whine for about three seconds. That would be the pump priming the system. If you don't hear it, then the pump isn't working. Be sure to turn the key of for about 10 seconds before you try listenng again(it has to reset). It can be hard to hear, especially over the key buzzer.

Feb 18, 2010 | 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

My engine runs like the timing is off when I rev it or push down on the gas pedal. 3.5L V6. The engine runs smooth when the rpm's are low, in town driving. When rpm's go high, like climbing a hill, the...


This could be a TPC valve or sensor. That is a throtel position control. Your engine will idle or run at low speed fine or in stop and go traffic but highway driving or climbing a hill when the demand changes to heavy or light consumption it will surge the engine as it can't get a good read on what it is suppose to do. This is a resonable priced part and for about twenty bucks for a CHILTON manuel for your car it will give you step by step instructions on this and almost any project you want to try yourself. They will have these at your autoparts store.

Oct 05, 2009 | 2005 Chrysler Pacifica

1 Answer

Jetta will not accelerate up inclines.


good chance you have a clogged cat converter ...with engine running have someone rev engine and see how much flow you have out tail pipe. also if you hear the sound of something rattling inside exhaust that is another tell tale sign

Mar 16, 2009 | 1993 Volkswagen Jetta

1 Answer

Engine light and cuts out at freeways speed when climbing up hil


Hi, williamtkr.

Have you changed your fuel filter lately? I had a vehicle once whose fuel tank that had a rusty seam. Every 10,000 miles or so, the rust flakes would clog the fuel filter, and the engine would sputter and stall when the vehicle was climbing uphill. If you idled for a bit, you could drive on for a ways, until the same thing happened.

A nearly dead fuel pump could cause the same problem, I suppose.

Good luck.
Ken

Dec 22, 2008 | 2001 Oldsmobile Alero

Not finding what you are looking for?
1994 Plymouth Acclaim Logo

614 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Plymouth Experts

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

85219 Answers

Jonah Oneal

Level 3 Expert

14092 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22485 Answers

Are you a Plymouth Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...