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Just changed oil,how do you make change oil light go away?
To reset the oil change reminder light on your vehicle: Turn the ignition key to the run position, do not start the vehicle. Press the gas pedal fully 3 times within 10 seconds. Turn the ignition to the off position....
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Low air pressure symbol stays on after pressure has been corrected
Each tire has a pressure sensor in the tire that has a battery built into the sensor. These batteries will last about 5 to 7 years before the battery goes bad. The sensor will need to be replaced to correct...
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When stopped waiting at a stop light, the engine RPMs will drop a bit and it sometimes stalls out.
This is a common sign of a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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After hitting a deer, pink fluid rushed out from under my car. The engine is overheating now. What is the problem?
Depending on the amount of damage from the deer, you may need to get a mechanic to check and evaluate the damages to your Jeep. The pink fluid is most likely engine coolant that has leaked from the radiator...
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My transmission is slipping and the engine is losing power and cutting out - 2009 Jeep Patriot
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Check the transmissions torque converter by performing a stall test. Put the vehicle in an area with nothing in front of it and set the parking brake. Step on the service brake and put...
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car wont start
In this case, the problem is either the range selector which tells the transmission which gear has been selected, or the park/neutral switch, which will cut power to ignition if the selector lever is in any position other than park...
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Noise coming from the rear end.
Hi there. Sounds like the bearing on the differential or the wheel bearing on the rear wheels are worn. Raise up the vehicle and check the bearings by using a pry bar and prying up on the tire. See if...
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Hello, I have two questions: 1) How often the Ignition Coil needs to be replaced? and 2) This model requires grease chassis?
Hi there. The spark plugs are rated for 100,000 miles for your vehicle, so you have about 5,000 miles left on their life for a decent spark. I recommend changing the spark plugs with the OEM parts to ensure a...
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Jeep 2014 Patriot Throttle Body
Hello. Diagnosisng the issue from here will take some trial and error. You should look into having the mass airflow senor checked. This sensor is responsible for telling the computer how much airflow is coming into the engine. The codes...
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Clicking sound when turning over.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a weak battery or potentially a faulty starter solenoid. When the battery is not strong enough to turn the engine over, when you turn the key there is still power (not...
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Transmission issue while accelerating?
Hey there. This may be a sign of a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission solenoid, which...
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ABS, traction control and 4wd lights come on, brakes dragging? 2008 Jeep Patriot
Hello - mostly likely, a malfunctioning wheel speed sensor or other ABS sensor is causing these symptoms. ABS, traction control and auto-engaging 4WD are integrated systems, and share sensors. A malfunction in one system can bleed over to the other...
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I got a quote for $900+ to replace two thermostats, 2 hoses, and flush the radiator. Is there 2 thermostats? Is this kosher?
Hi there. Yes on the 2009 Jeep Patriot there are two thermostats. There is a thermostat for the main engine cooling system and a thermostat for the cylinder head cooling system. If you need assistance with changing out the thermostats,...
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heat stopped working, only blowing cold air. checked and replaced fuses but no change
Two common causes of no heat, as you describe the circumstances, are a fault with the heater control valve and/or a problem with the blend door in the under dash ventilation system being stuck in position or inoperable. There are...
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Air conditioner not working after a battery change
Hello. Thank you for writing in. At first, disconnect the battery and verify that all of the wires in the starting system and charging system are clean, dry, and tight. Make sure the battery cables are corrosion free, and have...
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The vehicle rides rough and there is a loss of power
Your vehicle has only 69,000 miles and so you want to make sure that the ball joint(s) has actually failed. So, best to either get a second opinion and have the Mechanic demonstrate the failure to you so you can...
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Blinker flasher rapidly with led bulbs
Hello - the flasher unit is located up under the dash, just to the left of the steering column. It will be easier to access if you removed the knee pad under the steering wheel. There are a lot of...
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2014 jeep patriot ETC light comes on 1st and flashes then few secs later vehicle stablility comes on....what could it be? Thank y
Hello. Thanks for writing in. The warning lights may be related via computer and it's input sensors. However it is hard to tell without having the vehicle scanned. You will want to start there. Make sure the lights have illuminated,...
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I put in a new starter and battery and my Jeep will not start. Please help me get my Jeep to start.
Hi there. Check to see if the wiring to the battery and the starter are tight and clean. A bad connection will cause a no start situation. If the battery cables and wires are all tight and clean, then go...
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Hit curb. Control arm bent.
The best thing to do is to have a body shop with a frame straightness check machine to quote the repairs for your vehicle. If you have full coverage on your vehicle insurance then now would be a good time...

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