"goodpies"wrote; "I had a new radiator put into my dodge spirit, the car has
been running hot and all the water or coolant i put into the radiator seems
to evaporate. it never spills on the ground. my engine is now begining to
tap. is it possible that the water is getting into the engin somehow?"
Check your oil for water. You probably have a blown head gasket.
I saw your subject line...my first instinct was to yell "RUN!!" :-) We
used to have one...bought it just shy of 100k and got rid of it about 115k.
Was fine at first, then it was problem after problem after problem. The
last straw was the starter going out. Replaced the starter and sold it.
Heard afterwards that the alternator went out on them, and eventually the
engine threw a rod or something major...glad we got rid of it! We were at
my in-law's after we sold it and they had a consumer reports issue on cars -
they listed specifically the 94 Dodge Spirit/Plymouth Acclaim to stay away
from. ONLY the 94... At any rate...I've known other folks who had good
luck with them (different model years) and Dodge in general I've been happy
Sorry...couldn't help ranting... Hopefully someone can provide some good
advice besides "run" :-)
I've got a 94 spirit 3.0v6 with 82k on it, bought it from a salvage yard was
an insurance total loss, has minor damage to left fender and bumper cover.
I use my car daily it usually gets anywere from 100-150 miles put on it a
day, It runs excellent and purrs like a kitten, I've put a starter on it and
Ive had no other problems with it.
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