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 Post subject: Patriot- Broken Transmission Fill Tube
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:10 pm 
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I have a 2011 Jeep Patriot and have had no problems at all. It's got 77K miles and I regularly do all the preventative maintenance. Last week, on the freeway, I started to hear a strange sound(almost like an electrical squeal). Then, the Temperature light came on, but the Temperature Gauge was not indicating any overheating. The sound was coming from a mechanical part, not electric. It got louder as I accelerated. Then, the Jeep started to loose power slowly. Got off the freeway and it lost all power and wouldn't move anywhere. I shut it off, waited a few minutes while calling AAA. I started it again without any problems at all, as if nothing ever happened. The Temperature Light was off too. I didn't want to risk anything getting worse so I just drove myself to a safe area(it drove normally) and shut it off. AAA took me to a local mechanic and they said my Transmission Dipstick Tube broke and all the transmission fluid leaked out causing the car to automatically shut itself off. Later, they said they found metal debris in the transmission oil. They are now recommending a total replacement of the transmission which will cost me at least 3-Grand! The Jeep has been with the mechanic since and I don't have that kind of cash right now. Any opinions of what to do or if you know the mechanics may not be completely correct, I'd appreciate the knowledge. Also, could this be a manufacturer's defect? I see this happening to other Jeeps quite often. It's just strange. Any help is appreciated!

 Post subject: Re: Patriot- Broken Transmission Fill Tube
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:40 am 
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Replace the tube, change the transmission fluid using the correct fluid for your Jeep and change all filters since fluid got overheated due to low oil level.
Test drive and see how it does. You may have gotten lucky! :roll:
If transmission acts or shifts funny, find yourself a good reparative transmission shop and let them thoroughly diagnose the transmission and rebuild yours if problems require. :juggle:
Total replacement is only required if for some reason if yours is not rebuildable... :banghead:
Good luck and let us know how you come out! :SOMBRERO:

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