1992 Plymouth Acclaim Shuts Off

  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • 155,000 MILES
At the begining of the day she starts fine, But after a warming period 10 miles when coming to a stop she tries to shut off. At red lights, stop signs the same. At this time I must keep feeding her gas to keep running. If I keep het in gear at a rest, when the light turns green-the moment I give her gas she shuts off. While in transit she may bog down as if her just ran out of gas but then she go's back to normal. I changes the fuel filter and for a day or so she was fine but now shes back to the problem. When she shuts off after a few minutes( 2-5 ) she will start again but soon as I give her gas she shuts down again. I can ride her in neutral to keep the gas flow but it shouldn't have to work that way. I heard it was a need for a new crank sensor.
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Friday, September 11th, 2009 AT 4:49 PM

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This is the second time I am answering your statement about your acclaim problem because of an electronic problem with my computer or the program. Well you have way too many miles to do anything foolish at this point. Is there someone who can repair it properly by using a scan tool to see what the problem or problems are. You may need a fuel system component like the fuel pump or pressure regulator. Maybe the fuel is contaminated. Or a sensor (many) could be no good. A computer is used to repair your car because of the fact that your car uses a computer for running ok. The computer controls fuel and electrical systems that the car relys on to run properly. No one who repairs cars has to guess what is wrong anymore. A scanner and fuel pressure test and check for contamination can easily point out the problem. And you have very high mileage so there is probably many things it may need to continue to be a reliable means of transportation. I think that you have 2 problems at least. Pay a dealer and get it fixed properly. It is a fine car. But old and high mileage. Please don't just guess on what I think. Don't just take a chance and put a fuel pump in it and check for dirt in the gas because there is more then that wrong according to what you said. OK
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Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 AT 7:07 PM

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