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Jeep Forums: Jeep MK Compass & Patriot Forum   03-16-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,227
Posted By OnRoad
The rubber bushings have a metal inner. This is...

The rubber bushings have a metal inner. This is where the squeak is coming from. They have been replaced on my Compass at least once.
Jeep Forums: Jeep MK Compass & Patriot Forum   05-04-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,269
Posted By OnRoad
Bad fuel?

Bad fuel?
Jeep Forums: Jeep MK Compass & Patriot Forum   05-04-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,442
Posted By OnRoad
Had something similar with my 08 compass. It was...

Had something similar with my 08 compass. It was the circuit board that makes up part of the relay/fuse assembly under the hood. Expensive fix as they replace the entire unit. Usually it acts...
Jeep Forums: Jeep MK Compass & Patriot Forum   07-03-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 17,141
Posted By OnRoad
My 2008 Compass is only at 140,000 miles. Get...

My 2008 Compass is only at 140,000 miles. Get between 24 and 26mpg rural driving.

Rusting on rear passenger fender.

Has a few more squeaks and rattles but still gets the job done.
Jeep Forums: Jeep MK Compass & Patriot Forum   03-14-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,640
Posted By OnRoad
I have the same thing, drivers side only. After...

I have the same thing, drivers side only.
After having rear components replaced (bushing ceased ) It quitted way down. Really need to keep the bushings lubbed.
Jeep Forums: Jeep MK Compass & Patriot Forum   03-14-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 17,141
Posted By OnRoad
108000 here on my 08 Compass. I drive a pretty...

108000 here on my 08 Compass. I drive a pretty rough road daily that is well known for trashing suspensions.

The following components replaced so far:

Front ball joints, lower control arms,...
Jeep Forums: Jeep MK Compass & Patriot Forum   03-14-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,873
Posted By OnRoad
The glow plugs will not cause this. The last...

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...
Jeep Forums: Jeep MK Compass & Patriot Forum   02-19-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By OnRoad
If you have a sun roof, you may have a clogged...

If you have a sun roof, you may have a clogged drain. (The gasket around the sun roof is designed to minimize the amount of water that comes in.). Usually when I go through a car wash, I can see...
Jeep Forums: Jeep MK Compass & Patriot Forum   02-19-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,722
Posted By OnRoad
Yes. My rears were covered.

Yes. My rears were covered.
Jeep Forums: Jeep MK Compass & Patriot Forum   02-19-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,393
Posted By OnRoad
The lifetime warranty on my 08 has. Inner and...

The lifetime warranty on my 08 has. Inner and outer tie rod ends have been changed here (106k miles on my 08 so far.)
Jeep Forums: Jeep MK Compass & Patriot Forum   03-14-2009, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,177
Posted By OnRoad
I have found that the CVTII works sort of like a...

I have found that the CVTII works sort of like a hill decent control on icy roads if you put it in one of the lower ranges. These big 4 bangers have a lot of back pressure.

As for the HDC, if...
Jeep Forums: Jeep MK Compass & Patriot Forum   03-14-2009, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,438
Posted By OnRoad
AWD/4WD Looks Efficiency Cost Comfort -...

AWD/4WD
Looks
Efficiency
Cost
Comfort - Great front seats
Warranty - 34K miles of worry free driving so far...
Wash and wear interior....
Jeep Forums: Jeep MK Compass & Patriot Forum   03-14-2009, 06:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,645
Posted By OnRoad
You don't see snow, you see fun! As you...

You don't see snow, you see fun!

As you slowly drive up the hill you glance in your rear view mirror and see the cars behind you sliding off the road.....
Jeep Forums: Jeep MK Compass & Patriot Forum   03-14-2009, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By OnRoad
Interesting. No difference here. Had the dealer...

Interesting. No difference here. Had the dealer change the plugs, so I am assuming that they are the same type. (Original plugs looked evenly worn which is a good thing...)

The only time I see...
Jeep Forums: Jeep MK Compass & Patriot Forum   03-14-2009, 06:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,122
Posted By OnRoad
Was less than $100 for me. Anything above $125...

Was less than $100 for me. Anything above $125 for this service is a rip off. If your dealer is quoting $450, get it in writing and ask that it be itemized. Then send it to Chrysler. The only...
Jeep Forums: Jeep MK Compass & Patriot Forum   03-14-2009, 06:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,258
Posted By OnRoad
With the hookup with FIAT, it would make a lot...

With the hookup with FIAT, it would make a lot more sense to drop the current Patriot/Compass/Caliber and replace it with a much more fuel efficient platform. Name wise, the "Patriot" sounds more...
Jeep Forums: Jeep MK Compass & Patriot Forum   09-28-2008, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,797
Posted By OnRoad
At this point, nothing would surprise me. None...

At this point, nothing would surprise me. None of the US automakers is in good shape right now and all of them are scrambling to figure out what the next generation cars will have to be. Chryslers...
Jeep Forums: Jeep MK Compass & Patriot Forum   09-14-2008, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 989
Posted By OnRoad
Welcome! 21K trouble free miles so far here....

Welcome!

21K trouble free miles so far here. No odd behavior other than the SAT radio changing channel on its own a couple of times last winter. This is a definite keeper!

CVT quirks:
The...
Jeep Forums: Jeep MK Compass & Patriot Forum   08-31-2008, 06:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,195
Posted By OnRoad
Chrysler definitely needs to get the word out. ...

Chrysler definitely needs to get the word out.

You do not get volume via word of mouth. Volume is the only thing that you can hope for in a down economy to improve the bottom line. (Short of...
Jeep Forums: Jeep MK Compass & Patriot Forum   08-26-2008, 07:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,325
Posted By OnRoad
Not bad looking at all! I saw the interior in...

Not bad looking at all! I saw the interior in the Pat and did not like it as much but that picture looks really good...
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