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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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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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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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Car passed inspection but when I took it in I was told it never should have passed.
Hi there. Different people who check the emissions on a vehicle may only check the computer and the gas cap. They may not check under the vehicle for any signs of fuel leakage. That is probably why the vehicle passed....
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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#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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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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