I am new to this forum, and it seems like this is a good one. Lots of good posts in here. Hopefully this will be one too.
I have been searching for a few hours now for answers to my Patriot trouble, and it seems like this is a common issue. I appreciate your patience if this is a tired and annoying question. The problem I am having is that I can't seem to find a common fix, and everything I have tried thus far has failed (not that I tried that much). It is the ABS and Traction control light problem. Here is a history of the issue and the steps I have taken. Any advice is appreciated. I have searched a lot but I think I could save a few hours of research with this post, pending at least one generous mechanic sees it.
We have a 2015 Jeep Patriot 2.4. (Wife's main ride)
ABS and Traction Lights started to intermittently come on around a year ago.
Wife complained it was also "jerking."
Took in to dealership (warrantee covered) replaced ABS Sensor on front left wheel. Told us there is no jerking.
Wife complains that her tires are going bald. and brakes are screeching when it rains.
Bought two new tires (I was lazy and never rotated them)
Put new tires on the rear and moved old tires up front.
Wife complained of vibration, and loud road noise. Brake screeching getting worse (brakes are good, they just screech)... She was right.
I took Jeep back to Tire place so they could rebalance wheels. They did, and it fixed the vibration issues. They said that the loud noise was due to cupping, and I need to buy two new tires if I want it to go away. Since they didn't even bother to balance my new tires the first time I dropped it off, I did not really believe them.
I just left and figured eventually the tires would wear down to where the noise would subside. Decided that I need to do something about that screeching brake thing...
After a month later, tires are till loud. So, I rotated them back to the rear because, to my dismay, my wife wanted to be able to have a conversation with me while driving.
While doing the tires, I also cleaned all of the brakes, rotors, and drums with brake cleaner, and sprayed that disk quieter stuff on them to stop that screeching.
About a week later, ABS and Traction Control light start to intermittently come on again.
Wife complains of "jerking" again and this time there's a loss of acceleration. The engine "sounds rough." ABS and Traction Lights come on permanently.
I take it to O'Reilly's to see if there are any codes so I can figure out which sensor to change. There are no codes.
Noticed on my drive back that the Jeep does not seem to want to shift. It hangs up at 2K rpms, then when it does shift, it hangs at 3k rpms. Couldn't get over 40 until I started down a hill and it shifted again.
Read that the spark plugs could be bad, so I changed them. No change to performance.
Tried to do the reset trick. Discharge positive cable, reconnect cable, key to start, lights on, lights off, key off. No change.
I was thinking about just starting to replace sensors one at a time until it's fixed, but then I saw it could be the clock spring, abs pump module, or even the TIPM, and probably a bunch of other stuff I haven't found in google yet.
Please point me in the right direction, so I don't have to carpool with my wife! I like to relax on my drives, but she is a freaking chatterbox! Also, don't tell her I said that.
Thanks in advance for the assistance!