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Unread 03-08-2012, 11:02 AM   #1
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Problem With Acceleration in cold temperatures below -1 degrees

Hi got a 2008 plate Jeep patriot 2.0 CRD Limited Station Wagon 5dr which has the 2x4 or 4x4 option.

In the cold weather the car intermitently has a problem with acceleartion like a stutter whilst accelarting and and at 70pm it struggales to maintain this speed and the car becomes very jerky. This problem does not show up on a diag and as Isay only happens in cold weather say below zero degrees. and I can accelearate to 30 mph ok then on from 30mph to 70mph the car struggles I dont however loose any rev''s when this happens and my Jeep garage are at a loss and so am I. I just wonder if its worth changing the coils regardless?

I do wait for the coil lights to go off also.

I have also used special additive to my fuel to flush the engine out of any bad diesel.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Unread 03-11-2012, 12:07 PM   #2
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We don't have this option in the states but problems that I have heard about are the fuel rails leak internally, or something to that affect. It is the same CRD that the VW Jetta uses.

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The glow plugs will not cause this. The last diesel we had did something like this and it turned out to be a problem with the fuel. We had to have the fuel completely drained and the filter replaced.
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Unread 04-16-2012, 05:02 AM   #4
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i have had a similiar issue with my jeep since new its a 2.0 crd ltd 2009 and it has been in garage at least 10 times and they cant find a problem with it. it does the plutter at any temp though if im driving along and lift foot of pedal and i start to accelerate engine cuts for split second. this intermittant and garage cant find problem (this may be due to they dont road test car)
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