Question Answered: What are the parts needed for a complete tune up for a 2008 jeep patriot.
August 14, 2013, 08:01 PM
Most newer four cylinder engines only require the spark plugs for tune-up as wires cap and rotor where eliminated with the advent of direct ignition, hence coil on top of spark plug, other then that standard oil change and new air filter should be all you need..
Question Answered: What would cause the truck to lose acceleration when shifting gears?
August 14, 2013, 07:57 PM
It sound like your clutch maybe slipping, this would indicate time for replacement, To be sure you could try giving it a little extra gas when you shift, if the RPM's shoot up this would indicate the clutch mabe going bad..How many miles are on the clutch? and How many if any other people drive the vehicle?
Question Answered: enine wont start right away after 7 seconds try again then barely starts then
August 14, 2013, 07:49 PM
does this happen every time or when the vehicle sits for a while? try this...before starting turn key to on position for a few seconds and then off and repeat 3 or for times before starting, listen for the buzz noise of the fuel pump, fuel pump only runs a few seconds untill the engine starts. Listen carefully for it to run and when it stops turn off and the back on listening for pump again, should start right up after 3 or 4 cycles.
Question Answered: Transmission leaking. Told it is front transmission seal. How much will it cost?
August 13, 2013, 09:35 PM
if it is the front main seal it could cost anywhere from $800-$1500 depending on the shop..not an easy task to replace, the transmission will need to be removed from the vehicle to repair the seal..Although this would be in NY, If you decide to have it fixed you may want to have the axle seals replaced as well while they will already be out to repair the main seal..
Question Answered: why would coolant come out of reservoir when temperature gauge just above middle
August 13, 2013, 09:20 PM
unfortunately these engines are known for bad intake manifold gaskets, the coolant in the block is being over pressurized by exhaust gasses escaping into the coolant system, You will need to have the intake gaskets replaced but you may also want to replace the head gaskets as well as they may have been damaged form overheating, but first start with the easient thing and change the thermostat first,if problem continues then proceed to the head and intake gaskets...
Question Answered: PO946 is on and says Evap Emmissions value error
August 13, 2013, 09:07 PM
start with replacing the purge solenoid under the hood back side of engine bolted to intake manifold, also replace gas cap be sure not to use aftermarket cap they can also not work properly, both parts are pretty cheap at local parts stores
Question Answered: Have a question on problem with my XL7 my mechanic can't find
August 13, 2013, 08:52 PM
if a spark plug is cracked this would happen, It happened to me on a 1998 buick regal, same thing car would buck on acceleration but would cruise just fine...other than that I would look at either the mass airflow sensor or throttle body control....