20 Most Recent 2008 Jeep Patriot Questions & Answers


Assuming you mean neutral safety switch, it's at base of clutch pedal in stick shift vehicles and can be a base of floor mount automatic shifter or on tranny itself. Chilton/Haynes repair manual for you vehicle where tell you where it's at and how to replace it. Given the redundant safety systems in newer vehicles I would definitely get a repair manual and go from there. Trouble shooting section is an excellent place to start.

2008 Jeep... | Answered on Sep 16, 2019


You may have a broken motor mount ! Also check for coolant in your oil !

2008 Jeep... | Answered on Mar 20, 2019


Sounds like the alternator is not keeping the battery charged enough causing low voltage to the circuits.

2008 Jeep... | Answered on Mar 09, 2019


possibly a circuit board prob in dash cluster or the dash dimmer controle

2008 Jeep... | Answered on Feb 26, 2018


I had this exact same issue w/ my 08 Patriot. Had it towed the first time and mechanic changed the starter. Worked for about a week, then same issue. Found that moving the vehicle, even just a couple of inches, or putting in neutral helped start it. Issue stopped once weather warmed up. This all occurred last March (2014).

Until two weeks ago that is. Horn stopped working so I started looking for any corroded connections. I came across some relays under the left headlight. When I pulled them out, I found two had corroded pins. One was so bad that there was no pin left. It had barely been making a connection before I pulled it and now it wasn't going to at all. The wires to that pin were completely shot too. And guess what, car wouldn't start! Same symptoms as in March.

I ended up going to my parts recycling place and piucked up the whole relay enclosure w/ 4 relays and about a foot of the wiring. I used my smallest watch screw driver to carefully remove the spade connector from the recycled relay enclosure. The corroded connector in my Jeep completely destroyed its slot. I ended up having to gently remove the other spade connectors for the relay and relocated the surviving spade connectors to an open/unused location (luckily there were 2 open spots) and splicing in the salvaged connector. I used some dielectric grease on all of the relay slots, before putting everything back together, and was able to relocate the entire enclosure up next to the fuse enclosure (as recommended by by someone in anothe post. I apologize for not being able to find the link to it at the moment).

It's been working well for just over two weeks now. I hope this helps someone else.

BTW - horn turned out to be dead and I just ended up replacing it. Not related to the relays at all.

2008 Jeep... | Answered on Sep 08, 2017


if you are looking down at the headlights from above there is a whiteish nylon screw that you can use either an allen wrench or a phillips screwdriver. Clockwise lowers, Counter clock raises.

2008 Jeep... | Answered on Sep 07, 2017


sound like you have a lose connection it could be the cables on to the dash or the socket it fits to. you would need to remove the dash and clean the connection and re fit it. if you push on the dash does it stop. ? just check this first as some times its just a tiny amount of play in the connections that's the problem .

2008 Jeep... | Answered on Jul 03, 2017


OMG , my translator says this is
Frechlish,
french
Quand changer = "when to chaNGE' ok
that was fun to decode.
are you in France?
We here in usa have like 3 engines
and there, 5 and diesels, one can say EU is
diesel city,no?
all our jeeps usa (but 2.4L)are chains or gears.
all of our belts are 60km miles or 100kmetes.
if we use GATEs belts or real JEEP
fleabay belts, china junk? "funny names" way less.

so take the tests:
1; where are you, country not IP address
2: gas or diesel
3; size engine, in liters,

or use real name for engine, jeep'

my guess, NO BELT ON THE CAMS
there in Europe, gas (petrol engine)
if diesel, nows that time to say.

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2008 Jeep... | Answered on Feb 25, 2017


NO ENGINE STATED OF THE 5. BUT...
same as all cars
left or right side of flywheel bell housing
why not just look first.?


and asked here , over and over, endlessly.
eva ,like search>?
battery neg lug lifted first.or boom ,eat acid or go blind

google, what does a starter motor look like
this

4 ENGINES + USA 3.7l ADDED.
http://jeepdied.com/pdf%20and%20more/starter-gp.JPG9da947e1-0546-4740-aaca-692f90153684.jpg

2008 Jeep... | Answered on Feb 25, 2017


dave found a current post, yeah dave. NOV posts.
the 2.0L diesel, in what country?
your not in the USA are you. OP.
we are a uSA forum and the SM diesel shows it as and export only.
shows diesel EXPORT,
the Service manual has over 9000 gif, images of parts.
i can run the disc because it needs very old windows OS.
here are some.
i can see gifs, and see only 2 pages with belts.
i see a page there with 2.0L CRD on top cover of engine,
that?
and a VW 2.0L tool diesel.
For Europe and Australia, a 2.0 L (1968 cc; 120 cid; 140ps) Volkswagen-manufactured diesel engine is fitted along with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
unquote wiki.
off VW wiki the exact engine is,

2.0 R4 8v TDI PD 47-103kW


the 2 photos below are the only 2 in my MK08 SM book.


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2008 Jeep... | Answered on Dec 04, 2016


second post with same words.
why?
so here is 2 answers same.
Manual trans or auto?>
what are you asking for.?
1: where to get car serviced.?
2: how to diagnose and repair cars.? here?
3: or the 50 causes of the engine is weak. ?
4: wild useless gue$$ing?

I can quote useless statistics, all day. why?
a: never tuned up , ever, ? at least park plugs and filters. that?
b: low fuel pressure.?
c: ISC stuck closed.? clean it./?
d: EGR main stuck open.? clean it?
e: transmission seized, or stick shift clutch bad.
and more, can do 50 more, but why??????????

2008 Jeep... | Answered on Dec 04, 2016


USA CAR?
welcome to the complex world of cars, even the radios in this car talks on the cars network, so that needs to be deal'ed with too.
what did they do wrong,? (trusting your sellers)
1: assumed all jeeps have 1 radio, no it has many options.
and the are not the same. not even close......
2: failed to know that all this is documented in the SM manual.
the service manual may snow 3 to 6 head end options, day one.


here is the book ,read it.
https://www.techauthority.com/en-us/


or find a harness kit from a company that can do them all. correctly....

many can't or is just done/ 1/2 way,
the SM , the service manual, i have it open for you.
chapter 8w-47 covers the head audio system.
im lookg now for you
ops it shows a separate amp. and a sep. subwoffer amp(options)
it also communicates on the cars CAN buss.
network. connector C1 pin 5 and 6,
next in the chapter is the BASE radio
shows...
the Premium
and the SAT radio.
so there are 4 radios.
all wired totally different.
the car is not really a jeep its Mitsubishi , hack job.
good luck working on that....
The CD on the car is , horrid....the CD SM. service man.

2008 Jeep... | Answered on Dec 04, 2016


manual trans or auto?>
what are you asking for.?
1: where to get car serviced.?
2: how to diagnose and repair cars.? here?
3: or the 50 causes of the engine is weak. ?
4: wild useless gue$$ing?

I can quote useless statistics, all day. why?
a: never tuned up , ever, ? at least park plugs and filters. that?
b: low fuel pressure.?
c: ISC stuck closed.? clean it./?
d: EGR main stuck open.? clean it?
e: transmission seized, or stick shift clutch bad.
and more, can do 50 more, but why??????????

2008 Jeep... | Answered on Nov 23, 2016


There is a fuse in the fuse box that you need to pull ! It looks like two fuses with a jumper joining them together ! Pull both of them ! If no luck try You Tube !

2008 Jeep... | Answered on Nov 07, 2016

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