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  1. Lubricating the Chassis

    Suspension and Tires
    My 2012 JP is sounding like an old man any time it moves. When I take it in anywhere they don't seem to understand the concept of 'lubircating the chassis'. Any info on this topic is greatly appreciated.
  2. Creaking Noises In Struts

    Suspension and Tires
    So several months ago I began to have a decently noisy creaking coming from the front end of my patriot. I just recently took it in to my local Jeep service to get it looked at and was told the that there is a possible problem with my struts and the repair was estimated to be almost $900.00. Has...
  3. 120K Service, 2008 2.4L Jeep Patriot.

    Engine and Drivetrain
    My Girlfriend has a 2008 Jeep Patriot that she bought a few years ago with 64K miles on it. She now has 110k on it and will have it up to 120K on it by the end of the semester. She's starting Law school in the fall, so I'd like to get her car ready for another 100K. She says she needs it to last...
  4. New Patriot Owner - Tip and Tricks?

    Jeep Patriot General Discussion
    Hey everyone! After researching cars for awhile, I finally decided to pull the trigger on a used 2014 Patriot Latitude with 4WD under 25k miles. Despite the many bad reviews on the internet about the car, I'm loving it so far and have had no issues for the several weeks that I've owned it...
  5. Spark Plugs

    Jeep Patriot General Discussion
    Has anyone else changed out there spark plugs at the suggested intervals and found (repeatedly) that the electrode is all but nearly gone and the gap is massive? Usually my mpg by this point is pretty poor too. This has been the case for me and I can tell when the plugs are starting to get to...

    Engine and Drivetrain
    I had an oil change done at a mieneke saturday. after coming home and leaving i notice a large pile of oil in my garage (but not loss in oil when i checked the dipstick). i stayed at my girlfriends later and parked on the driveway and saw no oil spots after the night. I then came home sunday...
  7. Is this covered under warranty, dealership says no.

    Jeep Patriot General Discussion
    So i took my 2008 Pat North into the dealer the other month and they told me I had a couple of issues that weren't covered under warranty. They recommended I replace the front lower control arms and outer tie rods. I noticed a couple other posts out there where guys said their tie rods were...
  8. Coming up on 60k miles. Now what if anything?

    Jeep Patriot General Discussion
    As the title says: I'm coming up on 60,000 miles and so far so good. Had it tuned up at 30,000 at a dealership and they took me to the cleaners for it, so I don't want to go that route again. Second set of tires is already on and approaching their first rotation so all is good there. Is...
  9. How to keep my jeep healthy and happy??!!

    Newbie Check-In
    Hello, I just purchased my first Jeep (2007 Jeep Patriot Limited w/ 20K miles) about a week ago and I'm loving it! I currently live in Florida but purchased this vehicle for my next move when I am transferred to Denver, CO. Plus I've been dying to get out of my little dinky 98' Camry for the...
  10. Changing Oil on Jeep Patriot w/off road option

    Newbie Check-In
    I'm a newbie to the forum, and after checking out the maintenance forum, I noticed that no one actually offered tips on changing the oil in a Trail Rated 4X4 Patriot w/skid plates, etc. I know the oil filter is relatively easy to access, but what about the oil plug? I haven't had it up on ramps...
  11. Oil Changes and Maintenance Schedules

    There are two Jeep Patriot Maintenance schedules, depending on your driving conditions. Almost everyone I know falls into schedule "B" (see criteria below). That means you should change your oil every 5000 km (3000 miles). In the real world you can probably stretch this out a bit...