Transmission whining and slowing 2008 Patriot down to 40 mph - Jeep Patriot Forums
JeepPatriot.com   JeepPatriot.com
The Jeep Patriot Enthusiast Resource


Notices

Engine and Drivetrain Engines, transfer cases, transmissions and axles

JeepPatriot.com is the premier Jeep Patriot Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Enjoy JeepPatriot.com? Has the site helped you? If so, show your support! Become a Site Supporter!
  #1  
Old 09-29-2010, 08:12 AM
WeaponZero WeaponZero is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 10
Ride: Jeep Patriot
WeaponZero is on a distinguished road
Transmission whining and slowing 2008 Patriot down to 40 mph

I have a 2008 Jeep Patriot that has 84000 miles. It recently has started making a high pitch noise when pressing the accelerator. It is very evident when I travel longer distances. Last week after 90 miles the light came on for the transmission being too hot. It slowed the vechicle way down and we had to pull over and stop.

I took my Patriot in to have it looked at. The dealership said they couldn't find anything wrong (no codes and they couldn't get the check transminssion light to come on). They said they updated a computer part for the transmission. They said if it happened again (the check transmission light comes on and the transmissions whines and slows you down to 30-40 mph) to bring it in with the light on. I paid my $ on went on my way.

Well it happened again. Only problem was we were 5 hours from the dealership and 4.5 hours from home. We traveled at 35 miles an hour for almost 45 miles. We finally pulled over at the first station and let it sit for 45 minutes. The light did go off and we made it home safely.

I took it back to the same dealer (only one close). Four days after dropping it off they called and said "they finally got a code from the computer", it was part of the transmission that was not covered under warrenty because it did not have fluids involved (?). Does anyone have a clue what they are talking about? I have emailed the service dept. and have asked for a written reply to exactly what they were doing. This was 4 days ago.

I want to give the Patriot to my daughter for a graduation gift, but at this point I am very skeptical about it reliabilty. Worse yet, I am skeptical about it being 'fixed'.

Any suggestions?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 09-29-2010, 10:48 AM
sab's Avatar
sab sab is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 16
Ride: 2007 Jeep Patriot 2X4-Black
sab is on a distinguished road
A lot of us are experiencing the same with the "07" "08" models. Its probably the CVT. If you search these threads your not the only one. I called Chrysler to complain a week ago and obtained a case #....havent heard from them since, Im only out of warranty for about 2 months
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 09-29-2010, 10:50 AM
sab's Avatar
sab sab is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 16
Ride: 2007 Jeep Patriot 2X4-Black
sab is on a distinguished road
By the way it should be covered by your warranty.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 09-29-2010, 11:08 AM
dixiedawg's Avatar
dixiedawg dixiedawg is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Coudersport, PA
Posts: 11,995
Ride: 2014, silver, FDII
dixiedawg is a glorious beacon of lightdixiedawg is a glorious beacon of light
I would think anything on the tranny would be part of the power train warranty? The lifetime warranty was due to folks being leery of the new tranny design.
__________________

You can go fast, but I can go anywhere
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 09-29-2010, 11:42 AM
todde702's Avatar
todde702 todde702 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Roslyn, PA
Posts: 5,388
Ride: 2008 Silver Patriot Sport FDI 4x4 CVT
todde702 is a name known to alltodde702 is a name known to all
Send a message via MSN to todde702
The only part of the transmission that does not involve fluids would be the PRNDL switch and the front CV half-shafts. The rest of the tranny is a sealed unit. If it's a 4x4, there is also a Power Take-Off Unit (PTU) bolted to the right side transmission output to send power to the rear, but the PTU is definitely part of the power train. Find out from them exactly what part "doesn't involve fluid" that would cause the transmission fluid to over heat and is not part of the power train.
__________________
-Todd
08 Sport 4x4 FDI Silver, The Black Muffler Gang, Mud Flaps, Weathertech vent shades, TAG Rear Bumper
Carr Lightwing, Pilot Navigator Driving Lights, K&N Air Filter and a jp.com decal

Quote:
"Nothing is either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."
- William Shakespeare

"I swear to drunk I'm not God!"
- Anonymous
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 09-29-2010, 12:03 PM
WeaponZero WeaponZero is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 10
Ride: Jeep Patriot
WeaponZero is on a distinguished road
I will call Chrysler as well...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 09-29-2010, 12:08 PM
Stonent Stonent is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ft. Worth, Texa$ (With a dollar sign)
Posts: 436
Ride: 2009 "Jeep Green" Patriot 2.4L CVT
Stonent is on a distinguished road
Listen to the video link I have on my loud CVT post and see if that's the same noise.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 09-29-2010, 01:40 PM
WeaponZero WeaponZero is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 10
Ride: Jeep Patriot
WeaponZero is on a distinguished road
Angry Heard of this?

Finally got fax from dealership (after calling 1-800 number). Paperwork says "Internal Circuit Failure in PCM Circuit to TCM"; Replace PCM program and road test ok at this time."

Anyone get this response? If so, did it fix the problem?

I will find out and let you know...$630 later...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 09-29-2010, 09:43 PM
roberttroll roberttroll is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 263
roberttroll is on a distinguished road
Hmm - this would be real interesting if the wine was caused by a electrical failure. keep us updated.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 09-30-2010, 10:30 AM
WeaponZero WeaponZero is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 10
Ride: Jeep Patriot
WeaponZero is on a distinguished road
Go it back

Okie dokie...going to the ranch this weekend, so will let you know if problem is gone...

I did call Jeep and do have a case number.

The dealership said the warrenty was for 'lubricated parts only in the powertrain"...they replaced the POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM)...I asked how can the part that contols the transmission NOT be int he warrenty? I got the "lubricated parts" speech again.

I am going to fight that. I looked at my warrenty papers and online and could not find the lubricated clause...maybe it was a memo to Jeep service centers???

Will let you know Monday after the trip...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11  
Old 09-30-2010, 10:51 AM
tiptronic's Avatar
tiptronic tiptronic is offline
POTM Winner AUG. 09.
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cheltenham , Gloucestershire UK
Posts: 4,671
Ride: Jaguar X-type 2.5 4x4
tiptronic has a spectacular aura about
Send a message via Skype™ to tiptronic
Oh dear ...Not another American dealer who shouldnt really be in business----A WARRANTY is a WARRANTY is a WARRANTY----It covers everything!!!!!!!They shouldnt tell PORKIE PIES about it --Its no skin off their nose--they claim it all back from Chrysler anyway. Its just the fact that they are Lazy & cant be Arsed!! Its far easier to Fob you off & hope you go away!!
__________________
Just swapped red Classic X , for, Green Auto SE " Spirit " 2.5 Petrol Limited edition X still 4x4,
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12  
Old 03-22-2012, 09:11 PM
Gbarron Gbarron is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2
Gbarron is on a distinguished road
CVT Trans Problems

I have a 2008 Jeep Patriot & I love it, but just recently my family & I were on our way home from Visiting family in Whittier CA. We live In Victorville CA. & on our way up on the 15frw going up the Cajon Pass, & our Jeep started making a winding noise, & started to loose power just like everyone else is experiencing. The Transmission overheating light came on slowed down drasticly. I took the Jeep into the dealership & they told me that it was the CVT going out on it & that it was not under warenty, My jeep only has 76,000 miles on it, & they are telling me that I will have to replace it out of pocket. I took it in to get an estimate & they told me it would cost me $3500 with parts & labor. I just want to know why if this is happening to alot of jeeps, why Jeep won't have a recall on them & fix it for all its loyal Jeep owners??? Did anyone get any help from Jeep Corp. & can anyone help me out??????
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13  
Old 03-23-2012, 01:49 AM
Tyler-98-W68's Avatar
Tyler-98-W68 Tyler-98-W68 is online now
Moderator

 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Saskatoon, SK
Posts: 1,323
Ride: 2012 Compass Limited, 28F FDII Sun/Sound 430N
Tyler-98-W68 is a jewel in the rough
Does it sound like this




If so your cvt is probably on the way out, I traded my patriot off on my current compass before the noise got real bad (wasn't making any sounds when I did my trade in evaluation)

I had 69000 miles on mine when it started making sounds.
__________________
2012 Red FDII Jeep Compass Limited
245/65/17 Firestone Destination AT | LED High/Low Beam Conversion | 20" 240w LED Lightbar | Magnaflow Muffler | K&N Intake | RRO Lift + RR Winch Bumper Kit + Light Mount | Smittybuilt XRC8 Synthetic Cable Winch | Northstar AGM Deepcycle Battery | Full Interior LED's + Front/Rear Signal & Backup LEDS | 1.25" Spacers Front & Rear | Midland Portable CB Radio | Wilson "Little Wil" Antenna | Weathertech Front/Rear Mats
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #14  
Old 03-23-2012, 03:10 PM
Gbarron Gbarron is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2
Gbarron is on a distinguished road
Did they Get back to you??

Quote:
Originally Posted by sab View Post
A lot of us are experiencing the same with the "07" "08" models. Its probably the CVT. If you search these threads your not the only one. I called Chrysler to complain a week ago and obtained a case #....havent heard from them since, Im only out of warranty for about 2 months
So I called Jeep & they told me they couldn't do anything for me since I am the second owner, & that the case number only applys to you, is there anything you could do to help me out, & get them to do something for me??
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #15  
Old 03-23-2012, 07:23 PM
Ant67's Avatar
Ant67 Ant67 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Wiarton
Posts: 83
Ride: 2011 jeep patriot limited
Ant67 is on a distinguished road
I took my 2011 pat with 14,365ks to the dealership for them to check out the noise coming from my cvt tranny. And to my surprise I'm getting a brand transmission . I got the call today for a time and date for the install. Hope I have no issues after the repair .


Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Patriot Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.