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Hello everyone! I am happy to have found this dedicated Patriot owner forum. I am a newbie to Jeep and the Patriot but not Mopar; my classic ride is a California original '66 Dodge Dart GT.

But back to the Patriot...
2007 Limited, black exterior, two-tone gray interior, 4x4, sunroof, roof rack, tow hitch, leather heated seats. Sound system appears stock (CD player, aux port). 76k miles. I have a lot to learn.

Cheers!
Jimmy

The Patriot (more photos to come)
http://lacasaverdefineart.com/Jimmy/JeepPatriot.html

The Dart:
www.forabodiesonly.com/mopar/showcase/jimmys-1966-dodge-dart-gt-first-look-12-30-16.10336/
 

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Welcome! Hope you and your Patriot have a long happy relationship.

Sage advice: If you have the CVT, get the fluid changed if it hasn't been. Owner's manual is wrong. It should be done around 50-60,000 miles. The change is more expensive than conventional trannies, but its cheap insurance.
 

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It should be done around 50-60,000 miles.
Thank you for that advice Ignaz. I did some research on the CVT before buying and understand some of the challenges. The service receipts I received from the previous owner were fairly limited, and I do not see any indication that the CVT fluid was changed at 50k to 60k. I am relocating to Denver soon and I hope to find a quality minded mechanic there. Getting that service done will be a priority.

Question: How can I confirm that I do in fact have a CVT?
 

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Thanks for the welcomes guys. There is pride of ownership on this one and I like that the first 2 owners were brothers. They took good care of her.

Sandstone, I will be relocating to Denver in 2 weeks. Do you have a favorite mechanic? I'll be on the north side of town; looking at the Thornton area, working in Boulder.
 

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If yours is an '07 and an automatic, then its a CVT because that was the only automatic offered that year. You can also tell by checking the sixth position of your VIN. F or G = CVT
 

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Thank you Ignatz. It shows a F.
Approximately how much should the flush cost at a local shop? I would imagine it is best to go to a Jeep specialist shop with these vehicles and CVT's.
 

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A fluid change with both filters probably runs +/-$350. Yeah, about double a conventional tranny. A dealer should do it, but some will claim its maintenance-free, or point to the recommended interval in the manual. However, if you push them, they will do it. There's no reason a trusted independent shop couldn't do it and maybe even for a mite less.

The Patriot CVT is the same Jatco unit used by Hyundai and Nissan so I suppose those dealers could do the work as well. In my case I like and trust my local Jeep dealer. One time they spotted a tranny leak and fixed it under warranty. Since the fluid had to be drained to accomplish the warranty work FCA paid for the refill and my dealer offered to do the filter while they were in there for a few bucks more -- maybe $50? I forget.
 
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