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I have a 2012 jeep patriot so the warranty is long gone lol. Also most workshops get goosebumps when I asked if they can rebuilt my CVT transmission. I assume its because CVT transmissions are a pain to rebuilt
FCA has a deal with Jatco (transmission builder) not to repair, only replace. Nissan may be willing and able to do a rebuild for you since Nissan uses the same unit. Actually the CVT is fairly simple device -- so simple that there is little to rebuild.

I had a transmission fail in an Oldsmobile and my dealer said he could rebuild or replace for about the same price. The big difference was labor. A rebuild would take about a week; a replacement about a day.
 

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Good to hear, perhaps it's a throttle issue:


2. Your engine has little or no acceleration. If the TPS fails to send the proper data back to the computer, the correct fuel calculations can’t be made. With some engines, other sensors are able to compensate and provide a guess at how much fuel is needed, but this usually causes the engine to accelerate poorly or sporadically. In other instances, the car will not accelerate at all.

3. Your car bucks or jerks violently. TPS units sometimes fail in a way that causes the voltage signal sent back to the engine’s computer to be sporadic. This can feel like you are quickly applying and releasing the gas pedal.

4. Your engine surges and stalls out. A failing TPS can cause the engine to search for an idle or surge. This is most noticeable when at idle, when on the highway with the cruise control set, or when keeping the throttle steady with your foot. You will notice your RPM gauge fluctuating up and down quickly or hear the engine revving up and down on its own. If not repaired immediately, this can eventually cause the engine to die out.
My jeep does check most of these boxes. Sometimes I can drive the jeep for a period of time without having a single problem, and then there are times that once I start driving the problem comes. So if its a throttle sensor issue, it might be hanging on by a thread lol
 

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I have a 2012 2.0L patriot that I recently bought from an individual owner. After purchasing the vehicle I noticed that the transmission begins to slip in the first gear whenever I drove the car for a long period of time. I assumed that the transmission fluid was low, but when I checked it the fluid was enough. I also brought it to a transmission specialist to check the transmission out but they cannot seem to find anything wrong with the transmission. I even asked them to change out the transmission fluid and the transmission filters inside it just to make sure these were not causing the problem. However, the problem still persists. It is only when I am at a complete stop when the rpm will rev up to 2500rpm (But no higher) but the car will not accelerate despite me pushing down on the pedal to its max. I also encountered some problems while I was accelerating, the rpm will rev up to 3000rpm or a little more and then bounce from 3000 to 2000 and up again repeatedly (like the engine was losing and gaining power repeatedly). Keeping in mind that driving on the interstate was fine (an indication that the other gears were working fine). It was just when the car comes to a complete stop (at a traffic light, or to get gas at a gas station after a long drive) when the transmission starts to slip. Since the transmission specialist could not find anything wrong with the transmission, I was wondering if there are other parts or components of the car that is causing this issue to pop up. I hope I find a solution quick because I need to drive to my work soon.
Cracked throd body just replaced mine in 2012 Patriot.. would not move above 2000 rpm and slow drive until gear shifts.... works fine after replacing
 

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Either learn how to replace the transmission or sell the thing, my wifes '13 2.0l cvt transmission went out the window at 130k miles. I maintained the crap out of it, even had the trans fluid drained and filled twice. Hell even the bolts holding the trans pan get so hot and if they are too tight they strip like butter. Got $2500 at a dealer last year with the transmission humming very loudly at cold startup. Managed to mask it by getting it up to temp before arriving at the dealer. Transmission shop wanted $4k for a reman to be put in.
 

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I have a 2012 2.0L patriot that I recently bought from an individual owner. After purchasing the vehicle I noticed that the transmission begins to slip in the first gear whenever I drove the car for a long period of time. I assumed that the transmission fluid was low, but when I checked it the fluid was enough. I also brought it to a transmission specialist to check the transmission out but they cannot seem to find anything wrong with the transmission. I even asked them to change out the transmission fluid and the transmission filters inside it just to make sure these were not causing the problem. However, the problem still persists. It is only when I am at a complete stop when the rpm will rev up to 2500rpm (But no higher) but the car will not accelerate despite me pushing down on the pedal to its max. I also encountered some problems while I was accelerating, the rpm will rev up to 3000rpm or a little more and then bounce from 3000 to 2000 and up again repeatedly (like the engine was losing and gaining power repeatedly). Keeping in mind that driving on the interstate was fine (an indication that the other gears were working fine). It was just when the car comes to a complete stop (at a traffic light, or to get gas at a gas station after a long drive) when the transmission starts to slip. Since the transmission specialist could not find anything wrong with the transmission, I was wondering if there are other parts or components of the car that is causing this issue to pop up. I hope I find a solution quick because I need to drive to my work soon.
Hello,
I had almost the same issue. I did change the spark plugs. It did help for a short term. After that, I changed all my ignition coils. Now, my Jeep is running like a brand new Jeep. This problem got nothing to do with the transmission. Just buy brand new spark plugs and ignition coils, and you problem will be fixed. Let me know if that works for you too.
Pémon
 

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Hello,
I had almost the same issue. I did change the spark plugs. It did help for a short term. After that, I changed all my ignition coils. Now, my Jeep is running like a brand new Jeep. This problem got nothing to do with the transmission. Just buy brand new spark plugs and ignition coils, and you problem will be fixed. Let me know if that works for you too.
Pémon
Did your jeep also experience little to no acceleration from a stationary position? Its funny because I would expect it to be the transmission if the jeep is not accelerating
 

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Either learn how to replace the transmission or sell the thing, my wifes '13 2.0l cvt transmission went out the window at 130k miles. I maintained the crap out of it, even had the trans fluid drained and filled twice. Hell even the bolts holding the trans pan get so hot and if they are too tight they strip like butter. Got $2500 at a dealer last year with the transmission humming very loudly at cold startup. Managed to mask it by getting it up to temp before arriving at the dealer. Transmission shop wanted $4k for a reman to be put in.
Did you experience the same symptoms as me? and did you have metal shavings when you change the transmission fluid?
 

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Nothing I could do. The transmission was slipping, i.e., the belt was eroding. The tachometer was telling me the truth -- the engine was turning faster when the belt was slipping. Jeep replaced the transmission under warranty.
My 2012 became sluggish from a stop, changed plugs and she’s a fast mover now. Major difference - agree cvt has no gears - so it could be the belt itself is worn - probably from lack of scheduled service. Could be throttle gears as well.
 

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Did your jeep also experience little to no acceleration from a stationary position? Its funny because I would expect it to be the transmission if the jeep is not accelerating
Best bet is plugs & coil replacement - coming from a 2.0 Pat owner - mine is running like a charm - presently .
 

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I have a 2012 2.0L patriot that I recently bought from an individual owner. After purchasing the vehicle I noticed that the transmission begins to slip in the first gear whenever I drove the car for a long period of time. I assumed that the transmission fluid was low, but when I checked it the fluid was enough. I also brought it to a transmission specialist to check the transmission out but they cannot seem to find anything wrong with the transmission. I even asked them to change out the transmission fluid and the transmission filters inside it just to make sure these were not causing the problem. However, the problem still persists. It is only when I am at a complete stop when the rpm will rev up to 2500rpm (But no higher) but the car will not accelerate despite me pushing down on the pedal to its max. I also encountered some problems while I was accelerating, the rpm will rev up to 3000rpm or a little more and then bounce from 3000 to 2000 and up again repeatedly (like the engine was losing and gaining power repeatedly). Keeping in mind that driving on the interstate was fine (an indication that the other gears were working fine). It was just when the car comes to a complete stop (at a traffic light, or to get gas at a gas station after a long drive) when the transmission starts to slip. Since the transmission specialist could not find anything wrong with the transmission, I was wondering if there are other parts or components of the car that is causing this issue to pop up. I hope I find a solution quick because I need to drive to my work soon.
Hey, try pulling back on the shifter. If it goes into drive, then it's just the shift cable linkage out of adjustment. Let me know if this helped, if so I'll explain where you adjust it at on the trans... Auto trans I'm talking about...
 

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Hey, try pulling back on the shifter. If it goes into drive, then it's just the shift cable linkage out of adjustment. Let me know if this helped, if so I'll explain where you adjust it at on the trans... Auto trans I'm talking about...
Could you expand on that? My transmission is an auto CVT trans. What do you mean by pulling back on the shifter?
 

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Ryan, Step 1: *While you're sitting in the drivers seat, just hold the ''Shifter'' ''Shift Handle'' & pull it back to the D / Drive Position. Just hold the shifter back & see if it'll travel back just a tad further than when you normally just pull it back into the drive position. See if it will drive without getting that slip thing. That extra amount of ''Pull-Back'' pressure may be all it needs to sync the Transmission Shift Cable correctly. If it does help, sounds like the Shift Cable needs an adjustment.
Now before I get into adjusting the cable,
Step 2: *Try driving your vehicle using the Manual Forward Shifting Option. If it doesn't slip, that means the Shift Cable isn't completely out of position yet. At any rate, go down to step 3 below because you do probably need to adjust the Shift Cable.
Step 3: Pop the hood and remove the Air Cleaner Canister so you can see the top of the Transmission. Once you have it removed, (being careful not to pull the MAF Sensor Plug out of the Air Tube that goes into the Throttle Control).
Next, have someone sit in the vehicle. Once they start the vehicle, have them keep their foot on the Brake Pedal, next have them pull back on the Shifter to the Drive Position. Your job will be to see where the Cable connects to the top of the Transmission. You'll see the ''Adjustment Nut'' at the end of the Cable. You Shift Cable is probably stretched just enough that it's causing that issue.
Step 4: You need to ''Loosen the Adjustment Nut & Slide it Forward'', maybe like 1/4 inch. It doesn't need much of an adjustment to get into the proper position.
Now, I couldn't find this information anywhere on YouTube. Plus I had no one to help me. I've just spent so much time trying to keep my 2010 Patriot ''Right'' enough so it could be considered a ''Good Daily Driver'' vehicle.
Please Note: If you want, you can skip ''Step 2'' The only reason I listed it was for a while my Patriot wouldn't slip when I was at a slow speed & it wasn't slipping out at higher speeds till it was too far out of adjustment...
Good luck to you & please let me know if I was able to help ya out there.... Take care Ryan, Dan
 

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I have a 2012 2.0L patriot that I recently bought from an individual owner. After purchasing the vehicle I noticed that the transmission begins to slip in the first gear whenever I drove the car for a long period of time. I assumed that the transmission fluid was low, but when I checked it the fluid was enough. I also brought it to a transmission specialist to check the transmission out but they cannot seem to find anything wrong with the transmission. I even asked them to change out the transmission fluid and the transmission filters inside it just to make sure these were not causing the problem. However, the problem still persists. It is only when I am at a complete stop when the rpm will rev up to 2500rpm (But no higher) but the car will not accelerate despite me pushing down on the pedal to its max. I also encountered some problems while I was accelerating, the rpm will rev up to 3000rpm or a little more and then bounce from 3000 to 2000 and up again repeatedly (like the engine was losing and gaining power repeatedly). Keeping in mind that driving on the interstate was fine (an indication that the other gears were working fine). It was just when the car comes to a complete stop (at a traffic light, or to get gas at a gas station after a long drive) when the transmission starts to slip. Since the transmission specialist could not find anything wrong with the transmission, I was wondering if there are other parts or components of the car that is causing this issue to pop up. I hope I find a solution quick because I need to drive to my work soon.
Ryan, I did post how to adjust the Transmission Shift Cable. I just now read this post. When the Shift Cable starts to get out of Adjustment, it's usually worse when you're at low speeds & with cold/cooler Trans Fluid. I just remember Everything was fine, then one day it seemed to slip whenever I pulled out of the driveway but once i was driving on any secondary road, it would work just fine. But as time went on, it would keep popping out of Drive, instead of just that damn slipping-feeling... Like others are saying, CVT's have no Forward Gears & Bands like a regular Trans would have. It's setup so the More Acceleration the Engine gets, the faster the Trans Spins''. We're the ones that just can't wrap our heads around it till we go through CVT issues.... Read that last Post. I made it as simple as I could. Dan
 
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