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Unread 09-04-2008, 07:31 AM   #1
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Patriot 4x4 2008 transmission

Hi. I own a Jeep Patriot 4x4 2008, and have a couple of questions.

When I bought it the seller told me that the 4x4 mode is working only until about 20 mph, then it progressively transfert the power to the front wheel. Is that true?

Second, when I'm on the highway and try to pass in left lane to get in front of other cars, my Patriot got sooo big lack of power. I shift in 4th, then in 3rd to get some power. Is this normal that the acceleration is so slow?


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Unread 09-05-2008, 07:38 AM   #2
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I thought when in 4x4 lock it transferred to "more or less FWD" at 35 (with the other wheels getting power as ESP deigns) , Gramps will know for sure. there is a thread on this somewhere. if hes not around Ill try to find the thread.

as for power (this is a CVT?), try just "D"rive and floor it, it will allow the engine to sit at 6000 rpm and allow tranny to select the best ratio for acceleration. you may be overriding it when you select the gear ratio yourself. our pat has pretty decent highway power. Im never afraid to merge or pass.
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Unread 09-05-2008, 10:44 AM   #3
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My understanding of the 4x4 system (at least in my Compass) is that it splits the power 60/40 (front/rear) normally - with the Traction Control/Computer adjusting as it sees fit. And when you flip the 4x4 lock on it tells the computer you want it to split the power 50/50 as much as possible (but the Computer/Traction Control will still adjust as needed)

I don't think this is speed limited in anyway

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Unread 09-07-2008, 07:36 AM   #4
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See if this thread helps answer your question, if not let me know: Noobish question about Patriot 4WD system/ESP System

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