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My Jeep Patriot's etc light is on and it is, I guess,

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My Jeep Patriot's etc...

My Jeep Patriot's etc light is on and it is, I guess, stalling whenever I accelerate.

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the check engine light on? Does the car stall at idle or when driving?

It just came on. My car stalls when driving, or accelerating

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Patriot?

2013

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Patriot yourself? What have you tried so far?

Nothing so far.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No, that's it. Maybe the cost

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Jeep
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Jeep Mechanic: eauto, The Car Guy replied 10 months ago
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Hi . Thank you for asking your question on JustAnswer

have you scanned for codes?

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Jeep Mechanic: eauto, The Car Guy replied 10 months ago

The etc or check engine light comes on when the on-board computer detects a fault in engine driveability or performance, transmission control system or transmission, or the emissions system, and a fault code is set and stored in the computer. Faults that can set the check engine light can range from a vaccuum leak, engine mis-fire, low engine compression, faulty sensor such as O2 sensor or other engine sensor, hydraulic pressure loss in transmission, transmission shift solenoid, open/short in wiring harness, emission evaporative system leak, or one of over a hundred different reasons.
The only way to know what set a fault code and turned the check engine light on is to have a diagnostic scanner hooked up to the on-board computer and read it for stored diagnostic fault codes. Many auto parts stores will do this service for free- (like auto zone)check with you local parts stores. If none in your area do, then you will have to take it to a shop and pay to have the computer read for stored fault codes.

Without knowing the fault codes numbers, it would be irresponsible to guess as to the cause as there are hundreds of possible causes

if you provide me a diagnostic code we can narrow down the cause of failure

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Jeep Mechanic: eauto, The Car Guy replied 10 months ago

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