We have an 08 patriot, auto, 4x4, with 146,000 miles. Recently the trans light came on and went into "limp mode". took into local dealer and the initial thought from service mgr was new trans then foudn some wires had rotted and with some new conections it was fixed and ran perfect for almost 4 months. Then the engine light came on again on a long travel and "limp" again. Since we were away from home went to the local dealer and they installed flash updates and in ran fine for about 25 miles, then we "limped" home. Went back to original dealer and had them look and the general answer is "they really don't know", but for $3200 they will sell us a new trans and thats a "good deal" from the service mgr but they really don't know if thats the right fix???? Our original plan was to sell the patriot because we need something bigger but then these problems became. Everything else is in perfect shape body and interior with new tires. Any suggestions? I looked at used trans with potential of putting one in? But I would rather sell it to somoene who would want a good deal and maybe have to put some $$ into it but still be out ahead of retail value... The thing that boggles me is it runs absolutely perfect sometimes but others not so much... woudl $5k be fair? Anyone interested or have any thought on waht to do?