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Can't get the serpentine belt back on
There should be a belt routing diagram either on the trim panel over the radiator or the underside of the hood. If not, most auto parts stores should have repair manuals available for your vehicle. If you would like a...
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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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Looks like grease spots on lug nuts
This is quite possibly a bad wheel bearing seal. When these go bad they can leak wheel bearing grease which will eventually be flung everywhere as the wheel rotates. I would recommend having an expert, like one from YourMechanic, to...
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Electrical problems?
Hello, thanks for writing in about your Jeep Patriot. The low voltage condition from the alternator not charging will cause the Totally Integrated Control Module (TIPM) to not work correctly. You should have the battery charged up completely and then...
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What type of oil to use and should I change the type of fuel?
Hello and thank you for your question. You can go from conventional oil to full synthetic oil on vehicles from 1996 and newer. That will not hurt the engine. Just make sure that you run the engine for about 500...
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Noise from rear when car gets straight after turning left or right
I am assuming the mechanic drove it and already identified the sound as from the rear of the car but that would have to be confirmed preferably by getting a second opinion because obviously you still have the original problem....
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I need to replace rear struts and have a parts fit question.
Hi there, thanks for writing in. You should purchase only the kit designed to be used with your struts. If you try a different brand of strut and a different brand hardware kit, then you may find they will not...
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Damage to my brake booster
Brake fluid in the brake booster is definitely a sign of a leaking master cylinder as you know. Additionally, brake fluid in the brake booster will also cause deterioration in the diaphragm resulting in failure leading to vacuum leaks and...
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Where is the tracking device on this vehicle?
Hi there, thanks for writing in. There should be no tracking device in your vehicle, unless installed by someone other than the dealership you got it from.
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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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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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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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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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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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