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Unread 07-16-2014, 08:13 AM   #1
robarnettcinci
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2012 Jeep Patriot is Sluggish

I have the 2012 Patriot Latitude 4x4. I have the CVT Auto Trans, and about 53000 miles on it. I used to do a ton of Highway driving. I have noticed over the past couple of months, it seems to have gotten a bit sluggish in the acceleration. Almost seems like it is trying harder to accelerate? Any one have any ideas? I perform regular oil changes.

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Unread 07-22-2014, 11:53 AM   #2
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What does your air filter look like? Is the a/c running? Extra weight?
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Unread 07-23-2014, 05:40 PM   #3
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I have the 2012 Patriot Latitude 4x4. I have the CVT Auto Trans, and about 53000 miles on it. I used to do a ton of Highway driving. I have noticed over the past couple of months, it seems to have gotten a bit sluggish in the acceleration. Almost seems like it is trying harder to accelerate? Any one have any ideas? I perform regular oil changes.
Perhaps it's time to have the tranny fluid changed. The fluid in a CVT tranny loses it's viscosity over time.
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Unread 08-01-2014, 11:46 AM   #4
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What does your air filter look like? Is the a/c running? Extra weight?
This. And spark plugs, too.
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Unread 08-03-2014, 07:22 AM   #5
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The air filter is uber important on most every EFI engine and it certainly is on the 2.4L. A dirty one will cause a loss of power and MPG.
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