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Gas shooting up through throttle body of a 89 Plymouth Acclaim

Has fairly new timing belt and fuel pressure sensor. Have to floor it to start and then runs terrible.

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Could be a leaking injector or engine valve problem.
Have you checked compression on all cylinders ?

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SOURCE: 1995 Plymouth Acclaim Won't Start

What is it a Start Relay in Auto, 95 Plymouth Acclaim?
ANSWER: ________________________________________________________________________.
(1) On September 11, 2008 at 5:07 pm Miguel A. San Antonio [0] said:
1. 1995 Plymouth Acclaim Sedan, 4 cylinders. 2.5 litter Repair Fuel Pump Steps or Procedure?
Replace the Fuel Pump and still not start.
2. What I need to do to remove the Fuel Pump and put the new one in?
Remove the ground cable or negative cable of the Battery.

  1. Does I need to remove the negative cable of the battery and remove the outside gas tank cap or lid?
Remove the ground cable or negative cable of the Battery. Also remove the outside gas tank cap or lid.
  1. Does the pressure of the tank is already gone, ones the fuel pump is not working?
    There is not was pressure inside the gas tank, maybe because the fuel pump issue.

  2. How do you remove a filler neck of the fuel tank of 1995 Plymouth Acclaim?
    Was not easy repair job, to remove the filler neck of the gas tank. I have to disconnected first of the outside to be able to jiggle the filler neck to disconnect of the gas tank.

  3. I went over and double check the fuses, fuel pump relay, start relay and etc.
    And I think was the start relay issue. I just bought the start relay and I will find out when I get home. When I should installed the start relay, will find if it was the Start Relay.

  4. This is the list of repair I had done to the Auto right now.
    As follow ;
    1. Fuel Pump replaces. Flush the tank, remove the ¼ gasoline tank of the Fuel Tank.

    2. Put new gasoline in the Fuel Tank.

    3. Ignition Rotor

    4. Ignition Coil

    5. Ignition Pick-Up Coil

    6. Fuel Filter

    7. Fuel Relay

    8. Start Relay Auto Zone Price is $96.99 @ Pep Boys Price is $17.99 before TAXES.

    9. Used Start Fluid and Degreaser Fluid to clean the MOTOR, too.

    10. Which is the next step to follow if the Auto does not START?

    11. By the way, when the Auto was running the speedometer was sometime working and sometime died.

    12. ANSWER:
Please, sent the answer as soon you can to my e-mail address, as follow;
Miguel A. San Antonio

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

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SOURCE: need timing diagram for 93 plymouth acclaim

go to and go to vehicle repair info and enter your make model year and then find your timing chain replacement info and pics

i don't think you have to worry about valve bumping on that motor.

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SOURCE: plymouth acclaim wont start,no spark,no fuel

Do me a favor and cycle the key to on, then off, then on, then off, then back to on,& leave it in the on position.(not start) Now watch & record any flashes of the check engine light. You will get a number of flashes, then a pause, then more flashes. for example: 3 flashes, pause, then 3 more, would be code 33. It will always be a 2 digit number. 2 flashes,pause then 5 flashes, is code 25. When you get 5 flashes, pause then 5 more, that's code 55 which means end of message. Get back to us with any codes that flash.

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SOURCE: I need a routing diagram for the alternator belt

This might help. 2 belts on here, one for AC, other for rest of pulleys.8ccb572.jpg

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