Q: My transmission is slipping and the engine is losing power and cutting out - 2009 Jeep Patriot

asked by on

Transmission slipping and engine cutting out

My car has 92000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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 the transmission in drive. Step on the gas pedal and see what the RPM gauge reads for 3 to 5 seconds at full throttle.

If the gauge reads less than 2650, then you need to replace the torque converter. If the gauge reads 2650 or more, then check the fluid level and perform a service to the transmission. If the transmission is still slipping, then check the electrical harness and see if there are any issues with the plug. If you cannot find anything wrong, then the transmission may need to be rebuilt or replaced.

If you need assistance with your vehicle, then seek out a professional, such as one from YourMechanic professional, who can determine why the engine is losing power and what issues may exist with the transmission.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. My transmission is slipping and the engine is losing power and cutting out - 2009 Jeep Patriot

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: 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...

Q: Shifter won't shift gears

Greetings! What you have described is a common issue that many Dodge Charger owners may face. The problem is likely a worn parking gear shift lock bracket. It is made of plastic, and over time, the plastic will stretch and...

Q: The engine loses power after a longer drive

It is possible that your fuel pump would be getting weak. Often times if the fuel level is run low many times, this can cause the fuel pump to overheat. If the fuel pump overheats, this can cause it...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.