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What is involved in the 30,000 mile tune-up for a 2015 Jeep Patriot?
Hi There, The 30,000 mile service for your Jeep Patriot should include the following: Engine oil (Change) Air filter (Replace) Spark plugs (Replace) Oil filter (Replace) Wheels & tires (Rotate) Other items that should be inspected at this...
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Jeep Patriot driver seat gas no height adjustment, can it be added after factor?
If a seat with a height adjustment was available for this vehicle, you should be able to swap it out. This may involve rewiring the seat and replacement of the control module for the power seat to add this function....
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Rattling and shaking in front underneath my jeep? Then it rattles when turning feels off balance
The rattling noise is indicative of loose or worn parts, probably in suspension components. The causes of the shaking depend on what speed this is occurring at. If at high speed, shaking could be due to wheel imbalance and/or a...
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Coolant in gas tank
Hi there. This is a very difficult question to answer, as we don't know how long the engine was exposed to coolant in the fuel system before it was noticed. In most cases, the damage that will be done is...
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My car is having trouble turning over and when it does it can only go 20 mph max but I can't go uphill. What could be the issue?
It sounds like you may have a catalytic converter that may be clogged or failing. There are a number of reasons that may cause the catalytic converter to fail. They include: O2 sensor, fuel injectors, spark plugs, EGR valve system,...
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Is it bad when oil gets into the throttle body?
Hello, I believe what you are describing is a problem with your PCV valve. A bit of oil in the throttle body is not going to harm your motor and is certainly not going to cause it to blow up....
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New tires vs cv placement
The CV axle has to be replaced first because removal and installation of an axle can alter wheel alignment. If you align the car first and replace the axle, you might have to align it again, or at the very...
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Q: Rear differential noise.
Sounds like you need to take it back to the shop where you had it changed. First you want to be sure it has enough of the correct oil. If it turns out it is properly filled, it may be...
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Where is the starter on a 2009 Jeep Patriot
On your car, the starter is below the air cleaner box and air tube. You have to remove those, as well as other components to access the starter. Once you have accessed the connections to the starter, test for power...
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Rusted subframe and rack & pinion, leaking struts - worth fixing?
You must have been driving in some extreme conditions to have so much rust that it needs a new subframe. If the only thing you need is a couple of struts and a rack,then it would be worth it to...
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Clutch Problem with Jeep Patriot
The clutch system does have several parts that if worn or failing could account for the rattling noise. The system would have to be inspected first hand though to pinpoint the exact issue and estimate the cost. If you desire...
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Car wont start, but everything on the inside like my lights and radio works fine.
If the starter motor is not even cranking the engine, among the first possibilities is a weak battery, excessive voltage drop in the starter circuit due to poor electrical connections, or a dead starter/solenoid. Prior to performing diagnostics the battery...
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2014 jeep patriot reading code u 0401. Jeep wont accelerate when given gas. Traction control light blinks and lightning bolt light
The U0401 code broadly identifies "communication errors" in the vehicle's controller area network (CAN). In your circumstance, because the electronic throttle control (ETC) warning light has come on, an attempt should be made to diagnose the ETC system first because...
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Worse case scenario if the electronic throttle has to be replaced about how much would it cost
The best course of action would be to have a diagnosis first since the throttle control may be limited if you are having a system or sensor failure in the drivetrain like a transfer case or transmission issue. You may...
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Why does my wipers cut on as soon as my car battery is on. For example when I push my unlock button on my key fob they come on and
The problem is most likely caused by a built in relay inside the TIPM or totally integrated power module or also called main engine fuse box. These go bad all the time and can cause accessory problems like you are...
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When releasing my clutch in first gear, it stutters and vibrates the car.
It's probably clutch related, for example due to worn out friction material and/or a pressure plate defect BUT it's also possible that the motor mounts could be implicated and the engine as well if the engine is bogging down (due...
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Thumping noise when turning
What you are describing sounds like a wheel bearing that may be starting to fail. A wheel bearing will usually fail due to pitting or small damage on the surface of the rollers or the bearing race. Both the surface...
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The uconnect in my Jeep is not working properly.
Typically this type of issue involves a problem with the radio or media interface in the vehicle. There may be a loose connection or there may be a software update available to correct the concern. The best place to have...
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2008 jeep patriot. Throttle body and traction control light are on and very low power
Hi There, The throttle body light may come on when the throttle control motor is not working properly. The throttle control motor is what opens and closes the throttle blade inside the throttle body. This may also suggest you have...
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Lightingbolt came on and engine light i have a 2017 jeep patriot and it was working fine all of a sudden it wont turn on
Hi Jessica. Thanks for contacting us tonight. If the lightning bolt light is red, this is typically an indication that the electronic throttle control is either damaged or has a blown electrical relay. Unfortunately, it could also mean that the...

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