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My car has been acting weird and I would really want to know exactly why the check engine and this other red light is on
Hi there. The red lightning bolt is the symbol that the throttle position sensor (TPS) has failed and is no longer responding to the ECM (computer). I recommend replacing the TPS with the OEM specified part for your engine. ...
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Dead battery or something else?
Hi there. Check the battery and make sure that it has a voltage of 12.6. If the voltage is low, remove the battery and charge it and retest the condition. If the battery is good and charged, then check the...
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Engine running rough
Hi there. The P0335 OBD-II error code is set once the power train control module (PCM) fails to detect proper sensor operation from the crankshaft position sensor. This causes the Check Engine Light to be displayed on the dashboard and...
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How can I clean my car AC?
Depending on the environment in which your car is parked, there could be a variety of problems with debris in the AC system. Mice, Squirrels, and other critters sometimes find the vent openings and pack food and nesting material in...
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How to fix my loud noises
Hello, thank you for writing in. Most squealing noises related to engine speed pertain to issues with the drive belt. One easy test is to push on the drive belt and see if it is loose. It should not move...
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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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#4 spark plug blew out ( threads are now stripped ) and oil is blowing out the hole. Are the rings blown out ?
Motor oil can enter the combustion chamber through the valve guides, particularly if the valve stem oil seals are leaking, as well as past the rings. If there is a lot of oil, that would indicate a serious problem but...
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I was told some 4x4 jeep models are primarily front wheel drive then the rears kick in when engaged.
Hi there. To determine if your vehicle or another jeep in that manner is rear wheel drive or front wheel drive, simply look at the transmission. If the transmission is mounted horizontal, then the vehicle is front wheel drive. If...
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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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Car wont turn over.
Be sure the battery is fully charged. "New" batteries are not necessarily fully charged at time of sale. Of course, confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. Basically, with the...
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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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Do you know the bolt size for mounting the compresser on a 2008 Jeep Patriot?
Hello, and thank you for writing in. The bolt should be an 8 mm bolt often noted as M8x1.25x90. They are readily available online, as are the brackets that may have been damaged in the process. There should be two...
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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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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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