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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Jeep Patriot
Those who love getting off road will often turn to a Jeep. The 2012 Patriot could be a good choice for those who want a quality vehicle for the roads, and when they...
2012 Jeep Patriot vs. 2012 Honda CR-V: Which One Should I Buy?
The mid-size SUV is a great vehicle for getting a lot of people from one place to another, with a decent price point and pretty good ongoing fuel economy. While they are never going to get the amazing...

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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...
Check engine light on,code p2004.
When the P2004 code is set, it means that the runner flap inside of your Patriot's intake manifold is not operating correctly. This can be the result of several different things. In most cases, the actuator that is located on...
Car shuts down when i fill up the gas tank
The most common problem is the vapor purge valve leaking vapor from the gas tank to the engine when it should be closed. The Check Engine Light is most likely on for a fuel tank vapor leak code. You should...
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....
Constant humming when above 35 mph
With less than 50,000 miles on your 2013 Jeep Patriot, a constant humming above 35 miles per hour is a concern. My first guess would be wheel bearings (like you checked), or perhaps a disc brake pad that was stuck....
What's wrong with my manual Jeep if I'm driving at 5th gear but it sounds like I'm driving at 3rd or 4th?
Since the car is still new, the vehicle should be taken back to the dealer to be checked under warranty. You may need a repair or replacement of the engine assembly. The engine may have an imbalance causing the problem....
I have a 2010 Jeep Patriot that has a smell of rubber coming from the exhaust do u know what that could be?
It sounds like your tires are improperly balanced. It may be worth it to have another shop re-balance the tires. If they offer road force balancing, that may give you the best balance results. I am not sure what would...
If the vehicle is starting and dies right away then you need to see if the anti-theft light is on. If it is then you have a problem with the system and may need to have it checked. First check...
is it possible for some one else to have the key to start my ignition
If you do not have a spare key then it is possible someone else does have one. If you suspect someone has a key to your car, then talk to the dealer to get a different key lock cylinder and...
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...
What could cause my ESP light and ETC light to come on while driving?
The ETC is your electronic throttle control which is usually related to a low voltage problem. Start by having the voltage to the unit checked. The ESP light is the electronic stability light which can also have problems when there...
2011 Jeep Patriot running rough
There are a lot of things that can do that. It's a Jeep. The first thing I would advise you to do is to have a mechanic like myself, or the guys from, come and analyze it, put on...
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...
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...
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....
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...
Position and changing of fuel filter and cabin air filter on a 2015 Patriot
The fuel filter is hiding inside the gas tank. For the most part, you'll usually just want to leave it alone. It's part of a fuel pump assembly and when your fuel pump dies, you replace it with a new...
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...
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.
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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